Luftwaffe Flak Abzeichen ( Flak Artillery Badge )
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The "Luftwaffe Flak-Abzeichen," commonly known as the Flak Artillery Badge, was a German military decoration awarded during World War II to members of the German Luftwaffe who served in the Flak (Flugabwehrkanone) or anti-aircraft artillery units. The badge was established to recognize the contributions and bravery of personnel in these anti-aircraft units, who played a crucial role in defending against enemy air attacks.
The Flak Artillery War Badge featured a design that typically included a flak gun and a stylized eagle, all set against a wreath. The badge came in various grades, with different criteria for earning each grade, including bronze, silver, and gold. The bronze badge was awarded for a specified number of actions, the silver for a higher number, and the gold for an even greater number of actions.
Anti-aircraft gunners in the Luftwaffe were responsible for firing upon enemy aircraft and played a vital role in protecting German airspace and installations. The Flak Artillery War Badge was a way to honor their service and achievements in this capacity.