The Honour Roll Clasp of the Luftwaffe

(Ehrenblattspange der Luftwaffe)

 

 

The "Honour Roll Clasp of the Luftwaffe" (Ehrenblattspange der Luftwaffe) was instituted on the 5th July 1944 on the order of Reichsminister der Luftwaffe und Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe Reichsmarschall Göring.

The Luftwaffe is unique because an "Honour List" (Ehrenliste), a list of combatants who had achieved great honour, which had existed since August 1941.  All members of the Honour list received the "Goblet of Honour of the Luftwaffe" (Ehrenpokal) or the "Luftwaffe Salver of Honour" (Ehrenschale für Herorragende Kampfleistungen).

When the "Honour Roll" of the Luftwaffe was created in 1944, the "Honour List" (Ehrenliste) of the Luftwaffe, and the "Honor Roll" of the Luftwaffe (Ehrenblatt der Luftwaffe) merged.  At that point, all the holders of the "Goblet of Honor of the Luftwaffe"/ "Luftwaffe Salver of Honour" received the "Honour Roll Clasp of the Luftwaffe" automatically.

 

Award Criteria

The award criteria for the Luftwaffe Honor Clasp did not differ from the Heer and Kriegsmarine clasp, namely to perform an outstanding act, but one which did not merit recommendation for the Knights Cross or German Cross

 

Method of Wear

The clasp was attached to a length of the ribbon for the Iron Cross 2nd Class in a presentation case so that the recipient had the choice of replacing his Iron Cross ribbon or attaching the clasp to the existing ribbon.

The clasp to be worn on the second buttonhole of the tunic, on the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class. 

If the recipient held the 1939 Iron Cross Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class , only the Honour Roll Clasp was to be worn

 

 

Honour Roll Clasp

The Honour Roll Clasp of the Luftwaffe

 

Honour Roll Clasp on ribbon

The Honour Roll Clasp of the Luftwaffe on its presentation ribbon

 

 

Honour Roll Clasp in wear

Honour Roll Clasp in wear

 

 

 

cased

The Honour Roll Clasp of the Luftwaffe in it's presentation case

 

 

 

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