Late War Luftwaffe FLL Pilot Badge
Late War FLL Pilot Badge made of zinc alloy, which was the typical material used on war badges later in the war. The finish on this one has mostly faded with time, as is common with zinc awards. The obverse of this badge shows little wear, and retains crisp original detail, especially on the central eagle and swastika emblem. This badge is unmarked, but this variant is attributed to the firm of “FLL” (Friedrich Linden, Lüdenscheid). The rivets and hardware on the reverse of this late war FLL Pilot Badge are intact and completely untouched. The hardware is functional, with a sheet metal hinge and catch, and flat wire pin, as is typical for this badge type.