LOT OF ELEVEN (11) ITEMS PERTAINING TO GERMAN WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE
STUKA PILOT AND GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD WINNER LIEUTENANT HEINZ SCHMITT
ABOVE is a full reverse side view 
of Lieutenant Schmitt's Gilt Grade 
Combat Bomber Pilot Flying Clasp. 
Clearly visible in this shot is the 
wide pin and square hinge assembly 
which this piece exhibits.
In keeping with this escalation in the number of missions now necessary to qualify for the top service award then available for a bomber pilot to three hundred (300) flown missions, it was probably no coincidence that Lt. Schmitt's father, being a Major in the Luftwaffe himself, identified his son's service record in the October 1943 family statement he issued as being "ALMOST" 300 missions".
Item #7: LIEUTENANT SCHMITTíS LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S BADGENote: no space for the text!
Pictured above is an enlarged, full frontal view of Lieutenant Schmittís Luftwaffe Pilot's Badge:For reference, with the re-emergence of the Luftwaffe, the Pilot's Badge was instituted on 26 March 1936 for award to those who successfully completed the required Luftwaffe's pilot training course. While not visible in this photo, Lieutenant Schmittís Pilotís Badge is a high quality, heavy item that has obviously been manufactured with .800, or better, grade silver. Moreover, as is clearly visible in the reverse side view of his badge below, it exhibits two (2) piece construction, with the eagle being held in place by permanent attachment to the wreath through use of two rivets.