Original German WWII Luftwaffe Air Traffic Controller Gorget with Chain by C.E. Juncker of Berlin
Original Item: Only One Available. Gorgets hold an interesting place in history, as they are a throw-back to the days of knights, when suits of armor included a neck protection device called a Gorget. They have been used since that time to identify membership or function in various military and police organizations, and Gorgets were thoroughly used during the Third Reich.
This is a very nice example of a German WWII Luftwaffe Air Traffic Controller's Gorget. These would be worn at meetings and even in the field, to make it clear who held the very important position of in Reichs-Luftaufsicht (National Air Supervision). Similar gorgets were used in other parts of the NSDAP organizational structure, indicating those who held a special position.
The gorget is constructed of all non-magnetic materials, most likely plated brass or solid nickel-silver. The main body definitely looks to be solid alloy, however the large clip on the back does show wear through to brass, so that portion may be plated brass. The brass insignia on the front features a large set of Wings connected to a circle, with a canted NSDAP Swas (hook cross) in the middle. Below this is another brass badge reading REICHS-LUFT-AUFSICHT, for National Air Traffic Control.
The center clip on the rear is marked by maker C.E. JUNCKER / BERLIN, a well known maker of insignia such as badges, gorgets, etc. The back of the gorget is lined with green faux leather, which is in very good condition. The attached chain is intact, and does not have any major issues.
Overall condition is very good with light overall wear on the front of the plate and chain. These are among the hardest to find examples of German World War Two Gorgets. Ready to display!
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