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L029866 OBSERVER'S BADGE AWARD DOCUMENT. (Urkunde für Beobachterabzeichen)

BACKGROUND: The Observer’s qualification badge was introduced by Hermann Göring on March 26TH 1936 for award to Observers, Navigators and Bombardiers who had met the required criteria. The Observer’s badge was awarded on an individual basis and criteria for bestowal included five operational flights over enemy territory or a minimum of two months active service. As with other flyer’s specialty badges a cloth version of the Observer’s Badge was authorized for wear on the flight blouse with a machine embroidered pattern for EM/NCO’s and a hand embroidered pattern for Officer’s.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly, 21cm x 32cm, mid-weight paper, document with black printed script. Has been two hole punched. The script indicates that a "Gefreiten", was awarded the Beobachterabzeichen on, "18. Nov. 1939". Authorizing signature. Comes professionally mounted in a modern frame.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $299.00 (Or Best Offer)

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