Original WWII German Luftwaffe Paratrooper Badge In Cloth Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Paratrooper’s qualification badge was instituted by Hermann Göring on November 5TH 1936 for award to Luftwaffe personnel who had written the required tests and completed six parachute jumps. Individuals who were awarded the badge were obligated to re-qualify annually in order to retain it. On May 2ND 1944 award of the badge was extended to include Luftwaffe medical, administrative and legal personnel who had passed the required tests and completed one parachute jump. As with most other Luftwaffe qualification badges a cloth version of the paratroopers badge was authorized for wear on the flight blouse with a machine embroidered pattern for EM/NCO’s and a hand embroidered pattern for Officers. The badge consists of a roughly, 70mm tall, 60mm wide, Luftwaffe blue/grey wool construction, vertically oval, base which features a machine embroidered, stylized “diving” eagle clutching a swastika in it’s talons, in golden yellow cotton threads, encompassed by a vertically oval wreath in silvery/grey cotton threads. The wreath features laurel leaves to the right side and oak-leaves to the left side. A worn example, removed from a uniform. Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.100% Guaranteed to be authentic . Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Please see our other German Medals and Relics From WWII. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Don’t miss it!