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A quick guide to the manufacturers of Luftwaffe qualification & combat awards

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Not all makers produced the full range of Luftwaffe awards. This guide gives the answer to a question that?s often asked: ?Which maker made a particular award??

Any mistakes or additions?let me know.


Luftwaffe qualification & combat awards

Pilot's Badge (Flugzeugführerabzeichen)

Observer's Badge (Beobachterabzeichen)

Combined Pilot/Observer badge (Gemeinsames Flugzeugführer und Beobachterabzeichen)

Glider Pilot's Badge (SegelFlugzeugführerabzeichen)

Radio Operator/Air Gunner?s Badge (Fliegerschützenazeichen für Bordfunker))

Air Gunner/ Flight Engineer's Badge (Fliegerschützenabzeichen für Bordschutzen u. Bordmechaniker)

Air Gunner/ Flight Engineer's Badge (unqualified)

Paratrooper's Badge (Fallschirmschützenabzeichen)

Flyer's Commemorative Badge (Flieger-Erinneurungsabzeichen)

Flak Badge (Flak Kampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe)

Ground Combat Badge (Erdkampfabzeichen der luftwaffe)

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Pilot's Badge are as follows:

F.W Assmann & Sohne. Lüdenscheid

C.E Juncker. Berlin SW

W.Deumer. Lüdenscheid

BSW (Brüder Schneider AG. Wien)

GWL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff. Lüdenscheid)

OM

JMME & Sohn. Berlin

B&NL (Berg & Nolte. Lüdenscheid)

Friedrich Linden. Lüdenscheid

 

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Observer's Badge are as follows:

F.W Assmann & Söhne. Lüdenscheid

C.E Juncker. Berlin SW

W.Deumer. Lüdenscheid

Paul Meybauer. Berlin

GWL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff. Lüdenscheid)

JMME & Sohn. Berlin

Friedrich Linden. Lüdenscheid

 

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Combined Pilot/Observer badge are as follows:

F.W Assmann & Söhne. Lüdenscheid

C.E Juncker. Berlin SW

W.Deumer. Lüdenscheid

BSW (Brüder Schneider AG. Wien)

GWL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff. Lüdenscheid)

JMME & Sohn. Berlin

 Friedrich Linden. Lüdenscheid

 

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Glider Pilot's Badge are as follows:

Official makers:
C.E Juncker. Berlin SW
BSW (Brüder Schneider.Wien)

Private purchases pieces:
M.F.P. ? Posen

 

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Radio Operator/Air Gunner's Badge are as follows:

F.W Assmann & Söhne. Lüdenscheid

C.E Juncker. Berlin SW

W.Deumer. Lüdenscheid

BSW (Brüder Schneider AG. Wien)

GWL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff. Lüdenscheid)

JMME & Sohn. Berlin

B&NL (Berg & Nolte. Lüdenscheid)

Friedrich Linden. Lüdenscheid

 

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Air Gunner/Flight Engineer?s Badge are as follows:

F.W Assmann & Söhne. Lüdenscheid

C.E Juncker. Berlin SW

W.Deumer. Lüdenscheid

BSW (Brüder Schneider AG. Wien)

GWL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff. Lüdenscheid)

JMME & Sohn. Berlin

B&NL (Berg & Nolte. Lüdenscheid)
 
Friedrich Linden. Lüdenscheid

 

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Air Gunner/Flight Engineer's Badge (unqualified) are as follows:

C.E Juncker. Berlin SW

W.Deumer. Lüdenscheid

 

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Paratrooper's Badge are as follows:

 

F.W Assmann & Sohne. Lüdenscheid

 

C.E Juncker. Berlin SW

 

W.Deumer. Lüdenscheid

 

BSW (Brüder Schneider AG. Wien)

 

GWL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff. Lüdenscheid)

 

Paul Meybauer. Berlin

 

G.H Osang. Dresden

 

JMME & Sohn. Berlin

 

Josef Feix & Sohne. Gablonz

 

B&NL (Berg & Nolte. Lüdenscheid)

 

Friedrich Linden. Lüdenscheid

 

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Flak Badge are as follows:

F.W Assmann & Söhne. Lüdenscheid

C.E Juncker. Berlin SW

B&NL (Berg & Nolte. Lüdenscheid)

GWL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff. Lüdenscheid)

Gustav Brehmer. Markneukirchen

Walter & Henlein. Gablonz

E. Ferdinand Wiedmann. Frankfurt

Steinhauer & Luck. Lüdenscheid

Unmarked " ball hinge" attributed to Adolf Scholze. Grunwald

 

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Known makers of the Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge are as follows:

C.E Juncker. Berlin SW

G.H Osang. Dresden

M U K 5

Rudolf Karneth & Sohne. Gablonz

GWL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff. Lüdenscheid)

Gustav Brehmer. Markneukirchen

Arno Wallpach. Metallwarenfabrik. Salzburg
 
Hammer & Sohne

Unmarked - by unknown makers

 

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