A Luftwaffe Fliegerschützenabzeichen ohne Blitzbündel by C.E. Juncker of Berlin. The Air Gunner and Flight Engineer badge was awarded to air gunners, mechanics (flight engineers) or aircrew meteorologists who had completed two months of training or had taken part in at least five operational flights. It is a two-piece construction, made out of die struck zinc that has been silver washed / blackened. The obverse the badge depicts an open-winged Luftwaffe eagle in front of a half laurel leaf and berry half oak leaf and acorn wreath and has a mobile swastika to the very bottom. The full back reverse of the badge correctly displays the “C.E. Juncker Berlin SW 68” maker mark behind the eagle. It also features; a soldered on tombak block hinge, soldered on tombak oblong plate flat wire catch, tombak round wire pin and two tombak rivets. All of the components continue to work well. The badge retains beautiful details throughout the eagle’s wings head and wreath! It measures approximately 2 1/8 inches tall by 1 5/8 inches wide. It comes housed in its appropriate case. The case is constructed out of a wood and pressed cardboard base that is covered in a simulated grained blue leather (Lederimitat). To the front is a gilded steel spring loaded push button. To the back is a gilded steel, staggered, piano hinge. To the very top in the silvered Gothic style gold script it reads: “Luftwaffen Flieger-Schützenabz.”. The interior-bottom of the case is constructed out of a pressed cardboard base that is covered in a thick dark blue fibrous felt material that outlines a pin, hinge and catch assembly. The interior top is covered in a purple silk material above an underlying pad. A rare variation script. The case measures approximately 2 11/16 inches wide and 3 inches deep and 1 inch thick. A great assembly, a desirable maker!
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