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WWII GERMAN LUFTWAFFE RECONNAISSANCE CLASP -

This is a German WWII Reconnaisance clap. Introduced in January 30th 1941. It was developed to recognize personnel in the reconnaissance, air-sea rescue and meteorologists of the Luftwaffe.







This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German badges and awards. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German badge worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the badges and awards is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German badges in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  1. FAQ's
  2. Clasp Anatomy
  3. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  4. RZM manufacturing codes
  5. LDO manufacturing codes
  6. Construction materials
  7. Pins, hinges and other
  8. Perspective view
  9. Purchasing a WWII German badge


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QUALIFICATIONS
The qualifications required to earn the Reconnaissance combat clasp were based on the number of missions accomplished. There were three different classes of clasps:

Bronze

The person was required to complete 20 missions

Silver

The person was required to complete 60 missions

Gold

The person was required to complete 110 missions



The clasp was issued with an award document. An example of one is illustrated here.









EXAMPLES OF LUFTWAFFE RECONNAISSANCE CLASPS

The fliying clasp was produced by several manufacturers and in different configurations. The following section displays some of the different types that were produced. It is a good idea to take a look to as many examples as possible in order to learn more about the subject.


WWII GERMAN RECONNAISANNCE CLASP This is an example of a Luftwaffe reconnaissance flight clasp. Bronze type.





This award is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this badge. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the badge.



If you have an interest is seeing other badges and awards of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Badges and Awards identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine) and Air Force (Luftwaffe) items.







PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

The value for WWII German Combat badges and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.



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