Luftwaffe Observer Badge


Luftwaffe Observer Badge

The Luftwaffe Observer badge dates back to 26 March 1936.

The badge was awarded after completion of two month qualifying service, after five operational flight as observer, or if the recipient was wounded while posted as observer (prior to the completion of the 5 flights).

Decorations ordered by last name

See this list sorted by date

Commander and rankAgeCrewDate  U-boat Command(s) held *
Ltn. Balke, Diethelm2237b1941  
Ltn. Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +223610 Dec 1939  
Bentzien, Heinz +37b   
Ltn. Brasack, Paul2337a28 Feb 1940  

Dauter, Helmut2037b1940  

Ltn. Ernst, Hans-Joachim2237bJan 1941  
Oblt. Esch, Dietrich von der +24341940  

Ltn. Fabricius, Fritz2137b1941  

Oblt. Hellwig, Alexander +2535   

Oblt. Liebe, Johannes2633   

10 U-boat Commanders decorated with Luftwaffe Observer Badge (Beobachterabzeichen) located.

+ Indicates the Officer died in the war.
* Commands held indicates the U-boat commands held by this officer before award date. In some cases the officer had not taken command his first boat yet or was not even in the U-boat force yet.

Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.

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