Original German Pre-WWII DLV Air Sports Association Car Pennant Flag - Deutschen Luftsport-Verbandes

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This Deutschen Luftsport-Verbandes (German Air Sports Association) Wimpel (Pennant) is in very good condition, and measures about 6" by 10". The pennant is blue and displays the DLV logo, which looks to have been silk screened on, in several layers. Items such as this were most likely used on vehicles such as cars, to show off one's membership in the organization. Overall condition is very good, with some light age toning and wear to the paint.

Nice Condition, ready to display.

History of the Deutschen Luftsport-Verbandes
The German Air Sports Association (Deutscher Luftsportverband, or DLV e. V.) was an organisation set up by the NSDAP Party in March 1933 to establish a uniform basis for the training of military pilots. Its chairman was Hermann Göring and its vice-chairman Ernst Röhm.

Since the Treaty of Versailles officially forbade Germany from building fighter planes of any sort, the German Air Sports Association used gliders to train men still officially civilians for the future Luftwaffe. The first steps towards the Luftwaffe's formation were undertaken just months after Adolf AH came to power. Hermann Göring, a World War I ace with 22 victories and the holder of the Orden Pour le Mérite, became National Kommissar for aviation with former Deutsche Luft Hansa director Erhard Milch as his deputy. On 25 March 1933 the German Air Sports Association absorbed all private and national organizations, whilst retaining its 'sports' title. In April 1933 the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM – Reich Air Ministry) was established. The RLM was in charge of development and production of aircraft, and soon afterwards the test site or Erprobungsstelle at Rechlin became its testing ground, a military airfield that had been first established in August 1918. Göring's control over all aspects of aviation became absolute.

The German Air Sports Association was dissolved in 1937 and replaced with the National Socialist Flyers Corps, a corporation under public law and subordinate to Reichsluftfahrtminister Göring.

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