Frontflugspange für Nah-Nachtjäger

Germany (1933-1945, German Reich)

Translation: Combatclasp for Short-Range Nightfighters
At first the nightfighter pilots werd awarded the Frontflugspange für Jäger. By institution it was orderd that the decoration was to be worn upside down (arrow pointing downwards and swastika at the top). On 14th August 1942 a special spange was instituted for Nah-Nachtjäger. It was instituted with the grades bronze, silver, gold and gold with hanger (20, 60, 110 and 250 operational sorties).
The decoration was the same as the Frontflugspange für Jäger, with that distinction that the oak leaf ring was colored in black and the arrow dark.
On 29th April 1944 a hanger with sorties number for every full 100 sorties was introduced and the oak leaf ring and arrow were made black.
Frontflugspange für Nah-Nachtjäger in Gold mit anhänger und einzatszahl
Combatclasp for Short-range Nightfighters in Gold with pendant and numbers
Frontflugspange für Nah-Nachtjäger in Gold mit anhänger
Combatclasp for Short-range Nightfighters in Gold with pendant
Frontflugspange für Nah-Nachtjäger in Gold
Combatclasp for Short-range Nightfighters in Gold
Frontflugspange für Nah-Nachtjäger in Silber
Combatclasp for Short-range Nightfighters in Silver
Frontflugspange für Nah-Nachtjäger in Bronze
Combatclasp for Short-range Nightfighters in Bronze
 

  Provide alterations or additional information
Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
Information source(s):   - http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de
This website is an initiative of STIWOT. All rights reserved © 2002-2017. Privacy statement, cookies, disclaimer and copyright.
Other projects of STIWOT are: Go2War2.com, TracesOfWar.com, Oorlogsmusea.nl, STIWOT Forum, STIWOT Reizen and Tweede-Wereldoorlog.nl.
Webhosting by Vevida.