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Pilot/Observer Badge
Pilot/Observer Badge
Awarded by Nazi Germany
Type Badge
Eligibility Military personnel
Campaign World War II
Established 26 March 1936

The Pilot/Observer Badge (German language: Flugzeugführer- und Beobachterabzeichen) was a German military award instituted on 26 March 1936 by the Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe Hermann Göring for service personnel who had already been awarded the Pilot's Badge or Observer Badge. It was worn on the lower part of the left breast pocket of the service tunic, underneath the Iron Cross 1st Class if awarded.

The badge was originally manufactured in bronze, and later zinc. The badge can be distinguished from the Pilot's Badge by the gold wreath; the Pilot's Badge had a silver wreath.

Pilot/Observer Badge in Gold with Diamonds

The exclusive variant of the Pilot/Observer Badge in Gold with Diamonds was never officially instituted. It was bestowed to honor exceptional success and in rare occasions as an honorary award. The award was first bestowed on the Chief of the Luftwaffe General Staff, General Walther Wever and the State Secretary of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium, Erhard Milch on 11 November 1935.

Recipients of the Pilot/Observer Badge in Gold with Diamonds


Honorary recipients

Foreign recipients


  1. F.L.Neher: WICK. Hanns Arens Verlag / Berlin - Herrlingen, 1943 P. 1 (in German)

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