Original WW2 German DLV (Deutscher Luftsport-Verband) belt buckle, IN VERY NICE CONDITION, MAKER MARKED "Dr. F. & Co." (Dr. Franke & Co. - Lüdenscheid), A REALLY GOOD PIECE
HISTORY OF THE DLV:
The DLV, "Deutscher Luftsport Verband" (German Air-sport Association), was established by forcibly, although legally, incorporating all civilian flying clubs, as well as the flying units of the SA and SS, into it in 1933. After 1935, when the secrecy regarding aerial re-armament was lifted, it served mostly as an Air force reserve and training ground for future members of the Luftwaffe. It was itself incorporated into the NSFK, "Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps" (National-socialist Flying-corps), in 1937.