Luftwaffe Flak Warfare Badges For Sale

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Instituted on 10th January 1941

Known makers : A, AS, B & N L, C.E.Juncker Berlin SW, GB, GWL, JMME, W, WH,

(P563) A Luftwaffe Flak Badge Citation. The document has been stuck down to a piece of paper cut from a home and garden catalogue. The citaiton is in good conditionb and was folded this is showing some splitting. The citaiton is awarded to Gefreiten Josef Classen of the 3./Schw. Flakabteilung 344 part of the 13th Flak Division and is signed by a General Grade officer and was issued in the French section in 1943, Scarce to find GBP 45.00 (UK Pounds)

(L856) A Very Rare example of a contemporary sample for the Luftwaffe Flak Badge. The badge is an oval wreath with a separately applied eagle to the top and then a flak gun has been mounted in the middle. This has some extra additions to it as can be seen from the scan. The flak badge wreath is of hollow construction and has two vent holes to it. I have seen a similar example in a drawing in the book "Auszeichnunged Des Deutschen Reiches 1936-1945" by Kurt G. Klietmann on page 163, where they discuss different designs that were put forward, finally settling for one we all know. It is my belief that this was one of the trial samples made up.

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