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NSFK - National Socialist Flying Corps
DLV - German Air Sports League

NSFK Awards, Insignia, Uniform Accessories, Etc.

NSFK Awards, Insignia, Uniform Accessories, Etc.

24 Pfennig NSFK StampThe N.S.F.K. (National Socialist Flying Corp.) was created in January of 1932, to promote interest in aviation. It was was soon absorbed into the DLV Deutscher Luftsport Verband (German Air Sports League). On April 17 1937 the NSFK was reinstituted and the DLV was disbanded. The NSFK was mainly a voluntary organization with a small core of paid

The NSFK was very closely associated with the Hitler Youth.  Events by the NSFK involved model building with flying competitions of the completed projects, aeronautical educational classes followed by building and flying actual glider aircraft. Tthe NSFK was divided into three sections - powered flight, gliders and ballooning. The NSFK owned sixteen gliding aviation schools and three larger State Soaring Schools, the most famous being the Wasserkuppe in the Rhon mountains where the Fliegerdenkmal had been erected as a memorial to Germany's WWI fliers.

When Nazi Germany formed the Luftwaffe, many NSFK members transferred. As all such prior NSFK members were also Nazi Party members; this gave the new Luftwaffe a strong Nazi ideological base in contrast to the other branches of the German military, who were comprised of "Old Guard" officers from the German aristocracy.

The National Socialist Flyers Corps continued to exist after the Luftwaffe was founded, but to a much smaller degree. During World War II, the NSFK mainly performed air defense duties such as reserve anti-aircraft service. (above info from from Clint Daniel and Wikipedia)

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