Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge, M.u.K. 5

Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge, M.u.K. 5

Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge, M.u.K. 5

 

Luftwaffe chief Hermann Goering introduced the Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge on March 31, 1942. Those Luftwaffe soldiers who had previously been awarded German Army ground combat badges such as the Infantry Assault Badge, General Assault Badge or Panzer Assault Badge, were to exchange them for the new Luftwaffe badge. To earn this badge, Luftwaffe soldiers had to survive three ground combat actions on three separate days, be wounded in a ground combat action, or to have earned another decoration in such an action. Luftwaffe soldiers killed in ground combat were to receive the award posthumously.

 

The badge is a two piece Construction made of Zinc. The eagle and wreath retain most of the original silvering and the lightning and ground are chemically darkened. The reverse of the badge retains most of the original dark finish. There is also a raised maker mark "MuK 5" for, "Metall und Kunst". The eagle on this badge is a separate piece secured with three rivets. All Three rivets still in Place. The hardware setup on this is crimped in and features a desirable wide pin. The badge is in very good condition, hard to find a better one.

 

Rare maker marked Luftwaffe GAB in very good condition!!

 



425.00€

Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge, M.u.K. 5
[AB01064]

 
 
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