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Item Id: AB22008

Luftwaffe Flak Artillery War Badge


Luftwaffe Flak Artillery War Badge



The Flak Artillery War Badge was introduced by Hermann Göring on January 10th 1941, for award to air defence crews including searchlight and sound detection personnel. Originally the Flak Artillery War Badge was awarded to personnel for both aerial and ground target victories until the introduction of the Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge on March 31st 1942, after which the Flak Artillery War Badge was only awarded for successful aerial target victories. Bestowal of the award was originally rendered on a point structure system with sixteen points required to be presented the badge, although the criteria was modified during the war.


Two piece die struck zinc construction, solid backed badge. Luftwaffe style eagle, clutching a swastika in it’s talons, affixed to the top center. The wreath encompasses the cut-out, profile of an 88mm anti-aircraft gun. The badge features nice detailing including cut-outs to the swastika’s arms and feathering to the eagle’s wings and tail. The reverse of the badge has the hinge, pin and catch all intact.


Nice exampel!!