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Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe
Front Flying Clasp for Bombers
Awarded by Nazi Germany
Type Clasp
Eligibility Military personnel
Campaign World War II
Established 30 January 1941
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Front Flying Clasp for Air to Ground Support Fighters

The Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe (German language: Frontflugspange) was awarded in Bronze, Silver, and Gold with upgrade possible to include diamonds. Pennants suspended from the clasp indicated the number of missions obtained in a given type of aircraft. Front Flying Clasps were issued for missions completed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft:

  • Day Fighters
  • Night Fighters
  • Long Range Day Fighters
  • Air to Ground Support Fighters
  • Bombers
  • Reconnaissance
  • Transport and Glider

The different Clasps were inaugurated by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring on

  • 30 January 1941 for the Front Flying Clasp
  • 26 June 1942 for the Pennant to the golden Front Flying Clasp
  • 29 April 1944 for the Pennant with number of mission

Bronze Front Flying Clasp

20 flown missions were needed to qualify

Silver Front Flying Clasp

60 flown missions were needed to qualify

Gold Front Flying Clasp

110 flown missions were needed to qualify

Pennant to the Golden Front Flying Clasp

  • Day Fighters and Transport Units: 500 missions
  • Air to Ground Support Fighters: 400 missions
  • Bombers, Air Sea Rescue and Weather Reconnaissance: 300 missions
  • Reconnaissance and Night Fighters: 250 missions

Pennant with the number of Missions

The numbering scheme was 200, 300, 400, 500, etc.


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