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Combined Pilots-Observation Badge
Combined Pilots-Observation Badge
Awarded by Nazi Germany
Type Badge
Eligibility Military personnel
Campaign World War II
Established 26 March 1936

Combined Pilots-Observation Badge (German: Flugzeugführer- und Beobachterabzeichen) is a German military award instituted on 26 March 1936 by the Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe Hermann Göring to commemorate soldiers or servicemen 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 1st class Iron Cross if awarded.

The badge was originally manufactured out of bronze, later out of zinc. The badge can be distinguished from the Pilot's badge by the golden wreath, the Pilot's Badge had a silver wreath.


Combined Pilots-Observation Badge in Gold with Diamonds

The exclusive variant of the Combined Pilots-Observation 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 to the Chief-of-General Staff, General Walther Wever and State Secretary of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium Erhard Milch on 11 November 1935.


Recipients of the Combined Pilots-Observation Badge in Gold with diamonds

Members of the Luftwaffe

Honorary recipients



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