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WWII Japanese Pilots Badge

Article about: I picked this up today. I would appreciate any opinions you might have or if someone could possibly translate the kanji for me please? Thanks!

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    I picked this up today. I would appreciate any opinions you might have or if someone could possibly translate the kanji for me please?

    Thanks!

    WWII Japanese Pilots Badge
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    I can't translate-some one who can read it will have to do that, but I can tell you that this badge-being silver-is the officers pilot badge(enlisted being in bronze) and that the writing is the pilot's name and rank. A fairly uncommonly seen badge. Very nice.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    There are many more fakes of this badge than original, but I like what I see.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I can't help on authenticity because until I read this I never knew such a badge existed. That is a fantastic badge design and great detail, thank you for posting.

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    It looks like your family name on the back is Horikoshi. The last kanji, lower left I cannot make out to complete the pilot's first name. The string of kanji on the right side states: 87th term/period. An unusual kanji to use imo, I would think class maybe roughly translated.

    Tom

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