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.
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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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The qualifications required to earn the Reconnaissance combat clasp were based on the number of missions
accomplished. There were three different classes of clasps:
The person was required to complete 20 missions
The person was required to complete 60 missions
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.
This award is currently being
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
WWII German Badges and Awards
identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine) and
Air Force (Luftwaffe) items.