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Frontflugspange für Transportflieger worn by FJ?
Old 09-26-2019, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default Frontflugspange für Transportflieger worn by FJ?

Hello everybody ,
Following my post on the ccc, I asked myself the following question:
Wearing the Frontflugspange für Transportflieger as A. Uhlig. was this current or exceptional?
as i will not be able to put my ccc on my fj normandie, maybe a Frontflugspange für Transportflieger could replace it?
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:25 AM   #2
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There were some soldiers who wore this, but not many!
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:04 AM   #3
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If you qualified for it, and then later transferred into the paratroops, you could wear it. Late in the war, when the aviation fuel began to run out, there was not a need for so many men in the flying units, and quite a few transitioned to the paratroops, so there were likely a few who wore this Spange. I have never seen it in a period photo though.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:24 AM   #4
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If you qualified for it, and then later transferred into the paratroops, you could wear it. Late in the war, when the aviation fuel began to run out, there was not a need for so many men in the flying units, and quite a few transitioned to the paratroops, so there were likely a few who wore this Spange. I have never seen it in a period photo though.
...apart from Uhlig himself in Normandy pictures.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:27 AM   #5
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Ok thanks men.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:48 AM   #6
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I agree, specially late in the war many specialists from the flying personnel (not only ground service airmen) were drafted in the paratroops. I know for sure about one aircrew badge that was ground found on the battlefield of the Gothic line where the FJD4 fought. So also the wear of a Spange was possible, although rather rare!
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