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WWII German Cased Luftwaffe Honor Roll Clasp

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  • $ 2,995


WWII German Cased Luftwaffe Honor Roll Clasp-Heroic deeds by Army soldiers for actions performed above and beyond the requirements for receiving the Iron Cross 2nd and 1st Class were entered on the “Honor Roll of the German Army” from July 1941 - but there was no actual award created for this distinction. In January of 1944, Hitler instituted the Honor Roll Clasp of the Army as a physical award. The Navy followed suit in May 1944 and - not to be outclassed by those services - Göring hustled to institute the “Ehrenblatt der Deutschen Luftwaffe” (“Honor Roll of the German Luftwaffe”) with a corresponding physical award. The first was issued on 5 August 1944. This particular example is in practically mint condition. It is a handsomely gilded, stamped metal oak leaf wreath ring surrounding a Luftwaffe eagle. The clasp is mounted on an Iron Cross ribbon. The clasp’s gilt finish is perfect, the ribbon spotless, which rests in a hard shell case faced in textured black leatherette. The case exterior shows some a very minor amount of scuffing and surface nicks. The dark blue flocked interior is in excellent condition, with the small pull tab at the top corner of the base panel (allowing the panel to be pulled out). A magnificent example of the Luftwaffe Honor Roll Clasp, in an excellent quality original case!