Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe

Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe

Front Flying Clasp for Bombers
Awarded by Nazi Germany
Type Clasp
Eligibility Military personnel
Awarded for number of operational flights flown
Campaign World War II
Established 30 January 1941

Front Flying Clasp for Air to Ground Support Fighters

The Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe (German: Frontflugspange) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to aircrew and certain other Luftwaffe personnel in recognition of the number of operational flights flown. It was awarded in Bronze, Silver, and Gold with an upgrade to include diamonds possible. Pennants suspended from the clasp indicated the number of missions obtained in a given type of aircraft. Front Flying Clasps were issued for missions completed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft:

The different clasps were inaugurated by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring on:


All badges are formed of a central device (usually blackened) encircled by a wreath of laurel leaves set between two stylized wings of oak leaves with a swastika located at the base of the wreath. Clasps measure approximately 7.5 cm (3 in) by 2.5 cm (1 in). The various designs of the central device was determined from the type of aircraft flown.

Criteria for qualification

Pennant to the Gold Front Flying Clasp


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