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Pilot Flags 1935-1945 (Third Reich Germany)


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[Pilot Flag 1935-1945 (Third Reich, Germany)] 5:7 Image by Santiago Dotor, António Martins and Mark Sensen
Flag adopted 1935, abolished 1945

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Description: Pilot Flag

The swastika Flag in a white border. In use 1935-1945. Replaced the old pilot flag. Continued the tradition of having the pilot flag be the merchant flag in a white border. Illustrated in Flaggenbuch 1939, pl. VIII.
Norman Martin, January 1998

The proportions given in Flaggenbuch 1939 show that the 1935-1945 pilot flag kept the proportions of the national flag (here the swastika flag), rather than the overall proportions of the pilot flag. Since the swastika flag was 3:5, the pilot flag resulted in 5:7 - the white border being as wide as a fifth of the height of the pilot flag.
Santiago Dotor, 29 March 2001

Identification Sign for Weser Pilot Vessels
Erkennungszeichen der Weserlotsenfahrzeugen

[Identification Sign for Weser Pilot Vessels (Germany)] 2:3 Image by Marcus Schmöger

Horizontally 8-striped red and white. In the hoist two vertical rows of 8 squares each, the first alternately red-white, the second alternately white-red. This flag is the traditional flag of the Free City of Bremen. I do not have a date on the adoption of this flag for this purpose, but it was certainly no earlier than 1935 when the use of the flag as a state flag of Bremen ceased. Illustrated in Flaggenbuch 1939, pl. VIII.
Norman Martin, January 1998

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