A Luftwaffe Frontflug-Spange für Transportfliger in Gold. The Transport and Glider Clasp in Gold was instituted November 19th 1941 and awarded for 110 operational sorties. It is constructed out of two pieces of die struck tombak / nickel-silver that has been gold gilded / blackened. The obverse depicts a centrally placed blackened Luftwaffe eagle with open wings, clutching a swastika in one of its talons. The eagle is surrounded by a laurel leaf and berry wreath that is tied together at the bottom. The wreathed eagle is flanked by four round cut outs and two nine piece oak leaf clusters. The full back reverse shows a central rivet, a soldered on tombak round wire catch, soldered on tombak barrel hinge and sturdy tapered tombak pin. It displays wonderful detail throughout and the gilded highlights are superb! It measures approximately 3 inches wide by 1 inch tall. A beautiful piece!
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