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 rank||Age||Crew||Date||U-boat Command(s) held *|
|Ltn.||Basse, Georg-Wilhelm +||22||36||10 Dec 1939|
|Bentzien, Heinz +||37b|
|Ltn.||Brasack, Paul||23||37a||28 Feb 1940|
|Ltn.||Ernst, Hans-Joachim||22||37b||Jan 1941|
|Oblt.||Esch, Dietrich von der +||24||34||1940|
|Oblt.||Hellwig, Alexander +||25||35|
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.