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Rare EHRENSCHILD DES
Rare award document of the
EHRENSCHILD DES LUFTGAUKOMMANDOS
NORWEGEN- Honor Plaque for Special
Achievement. Issued MArch 27, 1942
with original signature commander
Luftgau Norwegen Genlt. Willi
HARMJANZ. The document is rarer than
the plaque itself.
1939 the Luftwaffe operational flying units were divided into four separate
Luftflotten (Air Fleets) which in turn were sub-divided into assorted
Luftgau (Air Districts). Each Luftgau was responsible for a pre-determined
area of air space. With the rapid advances and occupations of 1939-1940 some
of the Luftflotten were over extended so the Luftwaffe created two
additional Luftflotten with one being responsible for a territory covering
parts of northern Russia, Finland and Norway. Each of the Luftgau were
command by a General. Four of the Luftgau created their own semi-official,
non-portable award plaques to award personnel for special achievements. The
serial numbered plaques came with an award certificate. The plaques were
sanctioned by the Luftgau general and were always made by a local company.
This plaque was awarded by Generalleutnant Eduard Ritter von Schleich. The
only known maker was Kugusis. Approximately 8,100 Luftgau Norway plaques
were awarded by the end of July 1944.