German Luftwaffe Long Service Medal

  • Medals And Decoration
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Introduced in 1939, The German Luftwaffe (Air Force) ''Long Service'' Medal was awarded to German Luftwaffe Service Members who had achieved a specific number of years of Military active Service within that Branch. The Medal was awarded for 4, 12, 18, 25 and even 40 years of Service. They were Classed from 1st to 3rd Class bestowments. The Luftwaffe included service with the former Air Branch Services of The Imperial German and later Reichswehr (Inter-War Period). It would remain a Military issue until the end of The War in 1945. Silver and Gold (depending on Class), The device was a Maltese Cross with an embossed (raised) German Eagle on it's Front. The Ribbon (Blue in Color), featured a Silver Nazi Party Eagle and Swastika Clasp, centered.