German WWII Cased Air Gunner’s Wireless Operator’s Badge by Deumer-This is a superb, cased example of an air gunner’s/wireless operators’ badge by Deumer. It retains the majority of its finish, and has very nice toning, which makes the highlights on the both the wreath and eagle stand out nicely. It is nicely marked on the reverse for Wilhelm Deumer, of Ludenscheid. Pin assembly functions perfectly! The case is also in very sound condition made of a dark blue leatherette pebbled material with blue interior. The writing on the top identifying this award is in gold lettering and quite clear. The push button clasp works perfectly. Choice example.
History: The Wireless Operator’s/Air Gunner’s qualification badge was introduced by Hermann Göring on March 26th, 1936 as an award to radio operators, air gunners and mechanics or aircrew meteorologists who were members of the Luftwaffe. This badge was awarded on an individual basis and the main criteria for bestowal was the completion of five operational flights over enemy territory or a minimum of two months active service or training.