Product Description: A beautiful Luftwaffe Flak Badge by Juncker. The badge is made out of nickel silver, and is in very good condition. The badge shows a very fine patina over the original finish. The reverse hardware utilizes the typical barrel hinge one would expect to find on an early war Juncker made badge. The catch has been cleverly replaced and desoldered to the reverse. It would make a fine addition to any Luftwaffe Collection as an early war example of the Luftwaffe Flak Badge by Juncker.
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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