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Cased Luftwaffe Observer Badge


This is a stunning original cased WH (Luftwaffe) 'Beobachterabzeichen' (Observer Badge). The Observer's badge was was one of the first badges for which 'Reichsmarchall Hermann Göring' gave specifications for. Although these provisions were published on 27 November 1935, the badge was not actually instituted until 26 march 1936. The badge was awarded after completion of two month qualifying service, after five operational flight as observer, or if the recipient was wounded while posted as observer (prior to the completion of the 5 flights). This badge is a very nice early 'Buntmetall' (tombac) piece, it's nicely maker marked by the company of 'P.Meybauer' from Berlin. The badge has naturally a functional pin & catch construction. The badge shows great finish and stunning details, the badge really is in outstanding condition. The badge comes together with it's original case as found together. The case is in slightly used condition and showing minimal traces of usage and some damage at the corners. Rare and hard to find desirable original observer badge in very good condition, they don't come much better than this!

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