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Help ID these 2 items given to me by vets

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    These two items were given to me by two vets many years ago from my home town. Help me ID them. Thanks
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    Luftwaffe officers summer breast eagle, and a pin for the 'National Sozialistiche
    Flieger Korps'. They both look good, can we see the reverses.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    The top one I think is off of a Luftwaffe pith helmet, The second Item I have no Idea. MY only concern is its facing a different direction, is the picture reversed?
    Here is an example regards to Jerry for posting it. Welcome to the forum by the way.
    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/cloth-...-helmet-17813/
    -Ben

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    Steve beat me too it thanks for clearing that up I wondered why it was facing the opposite direction

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    It's correct for a Luftwaffe officer's eagle......... !


    http://www.danielsww2.com/images/Luft_Dag.JPG
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks Steve I learned something new, I imagine the pith helmet eagle has different rear hardware as well.

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    Per your request, photos of the back sides. I checked the photo is not reversed. I was told my the vet, it came off a White Dress Jacket of some sort???
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    What is the 'National Sozialistiche
    Flieger Korps'

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    Hi Tim, this is taken from Wikipedia:

    "The National Socialist Flyers Corps (German: Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps; NSFK) was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party that was founded in 1937 as a successor to the German Air Sports Association, during the years when a German Air Force was forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles. The organization was based closely on the organization of the Sturmabteilung (SA) and maintained a system of paramilitary ranks closely associated with the SA. A similar group was the National Socialist Motor Corps.

    During the early years of its existence, the NSFK conducted military aviation training in gliders and private airplanes. When Nazi Germany formed the Luftwaffe, many NSFK members transferred. As all such prior NSFK members were also Nazi Party members; this gave the new Luftwaffe a strong Nazi ideological base in contrast to the other branches of the German military, who were composed of "Old Guard" officers from the German aristocracy. They were also used to transport Jews and homosexuals into concentration camps.

    The National Socialist Flyers Corps continued to exist after the Luftwaffe was founded, but to a much smaller degree. During World War II, the NSFK mainly performed air defense duties such as reserve anti-aircraft service.
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    The breast eagle was manufactured by Assmann. (Not the NSFK pin!)
    Last edited by ObKrieger; 05-07-2012 at 08:13 AM.

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    Yep - Original breast eagle made by Assman, and 'N.S.F.K.' supporters pin.........
    ( I couldn't read the numbers on the little pin, Mo ! ( ObKrieger )
    Regards,


    Steve.

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