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Country: Germany
Kingdom: Prussia (Preußen)
Established: 27 January 1913, by Kaiser Wilhelm II
Prussian Pilot's Badge
Issued to enlisted men as well as officers and non-commissioned officers, the silver Prussian Pilot's Badge was normally presented to a pilot after he'd gained experience in aerial combat. The front of the badge depicts an early monoplane flying over a village near a mountain range, surrounded by wreaths of laurel and oak leaves joined together at the base with a ribbon bow. The laurel leaves on the left symbolize victory while the oak leaves on the right symbolize strength. At the top of the badge is an Imperial Prussian crown representing a united Germany.

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