A Luftwaffe Frontflug-Spange für Schlachtflieger in Silber by C.E. Juncker of Berlin. The Air to Ground Support Clasp in Silver was instituted April 14th 1944 and awarded for 60 combat missions. The last of eight operational clasps to be awarded. It is constructed out of two pieces of die struck zinc / nickel-silver that has been silver washed / blackened. The obverse depicts two centrally placed crossed broad swords surrounded by a laurel leaf and berry wreath that is tied together at the bottom with a stagnant swastika that is all flanked two nine piece oak leaf clusters. The full back reverse shows a central rivet, a soldered on steel round plate round wire catch, soldered on steel block hinge and sturdy steel coke bottle pin. The silver finish has bubbled and is worn. It measures approximately 3 inches wide by 1 inch tall. A rare piece!
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