Product Description: This cased Assmann ROAG Badge is an outstanding and choice set, that we are very pleased to be able to offer. The badge itself is fantastic and beautiful, and is an early piece, made of a brass alloy (Tombak). The wreath retains virtually most of the original high quality electroplated silver finish, with lovely gleam to the burnished highlights. There is some expected age toning in some areas, as well as lots of original luster. The eagle features all of the classic Assmann bluish darkening. The detail is really nice, and there is little evident of wear. The reverse of this badge shows wear and signs of age. The back of the eagle is stamped with the stylized “A” maker mark of Assmann. The hardware is functional and unrepaired, and is textbook for this maker, with some original darkening to the round wire pin. This gorgeous Assmann ROAG Tombak Badge would be very difficult to ever upgrade. The condition rates as excellent plus throughout.
Historical Description: The Luftwaffe Radio Operators Badge (Bordfunkerabzeichen) was instituted by the head of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Goering, in 1935. It featured a German eagle clutching two lightning bolts, surrounded by a wreath with the German swastika at the bottom. The badge was awarded to all Luftwaffe radio operators at the conclusion of their training, upon issue of a certificate from a flight school authorizing them to serve as radio operators. In this sense, it was a trade badge of trained radio operators, rather than being an individual award for military achievement, though it could also be issued prior to the conclusion of training by personnel who flew operational missions. With the annexation of Austria, the Luftwaffe Radio Operators Badge was also issued to Austrian radio operators taken into the German armed forces.
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