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Reproduction Combination Pilot-Observer Badge

  Lot # 040
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Lot # 040
System ID # 907882
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This is a high-quality reproduction piece of a Combined Pilot-Observer badge.  In May 1938, during Hitler's state visit to Italy, Goering made Mussolini, a qualified pilot, a gift of this badge in a special version with diamonds.  In October 139, Goering made this a status of official decoration.  Only a small number of very distinguished persons received this rare decoration.   The badge usually was worn on the left breast pocket above the Iron Cross.