The Officer’s vehicle pennant was introduced on December 27, 1935 and was originally designated, Dienstwimpel, (Service Pennant). On April 27, 1937 the designation was changed to Luftwaffenwimpel, (Air Force Pennant). This type was utilized by Officer’s who were not authorized a command or staff pennant. The pennant was flown from the left, front, fender of the Officer’s official or personal vehicle, when the Officer was uniformed and in the vehicle. On June 17, 1938 new regulations permitted all Luftwaffe personnel (regardless of rank), to fly the vehicle pennant on privately owned cars, as long as it was being driven by uniformed personnel. These type of pennants were often not stiffened, but rather free-flying.
Made of a blue/grey cotton construction, with silver/white threads, this pennant features a nicely detailed, machine embroidered, second pattern Luftwaffe eagle. The eagle wingspan is approx. 7” wide (tip to tip), with an overall size pennant size of 15”. It comes complete with the original celluloid cover, however there are some cracks and damage as you can see in the photos. A VERY NICE example fo any collection or display!