WWII German WWII Bronze Transport and Glider Squadron Operational Flying Clasp-Very nice unmarked example with 75% of gilt finish intact, and the same goes for the burnishing on the eagle. Single rivet construction. Toned gold long pin assembly is intact. Very good condition.
History: The Transport and Glider Squadron Operational Flying Clasp was introduced by Göring in November of ‘41, as the fourth clasp in a series of eight that were instituted at different points throughout the war to recognize the increasing number of operational flights achieved by specialized Luftwaffe personnel. All eight of the clasps were awarded in three grades of, Bronze for twenty operational flights, Silver for sixty operational flights, and Gold for one hundred ten operational flights.
In the case of the Transport and Glider Squadron Operational Flying Clasp five hundred operational flights were necessary for the award of the star burst pendant. pendant. Of Note: Due to the ever-increasing operational flights achieved by Luftwaffe personnel Göring decided to replace the sun burst pendant in April of ‘44 with a new numbered pendant. The numbered pendants began at "200" and went up as high as "2000" in increments of one hundred.