Maker: Gustav Brehmer
Product Description: A beautiful Luftwaffe Flak Badge by Gustav Brehmer. The badge is made out of nickel silver, and is in excellent condition. The badge shows a very fine patina over the original finish, which most likely means this badge has remained untouched since the war. The reverse hardware is the typical setup one would want to see on a Luftwaffe Flak Badge by Gustav Brehmer. The hardware is securely intact and shows no signs of repairs at all. It would make a fine addition to any Luftwaffe Collection as an early war example of the Luftwaffe Flak Badge by Gustav Brehmer.
Historical Description: The Luftwaffe Flak Badge was instituted on 10th January, 1941. The original design, an Eagle clutching a swatika flying above a raised 88mm gun emplacement and surrounded by an oakleave wreath, is credited to Wilhelm Ernst Peekhaus, a famous German architect whose designs were favored by the German OKW and used for many other combat and qualification awards. The criteria for the awarding of the Luftwaffe Flak Badge was based upon a points system. Points were given for the downing of enemy aircraft and the assistance of the downing of aircraft by searchlight or spotting units. After accruing 16 points, the badge would be awarded. Both officers and enlisted personnel were eligible for the award.
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