German Cross In Gold, Luftwaffe

German Cross In Gold, Luftwaffe

German Cross In Gold, Luftwaffe

 

 

The German Cross was introduced on September 28th 1941 in two classes of Gold and Silver. The Gold class Cross was awarded to military personnel for exceptional acts of bravery or achievement in combat. On introduction of the award a cloth version was also authorized for wear with the color of the base material indicating which branch of service the cross was awarded to with a field-grey base for award to Heer and Waffen-SS personnel, a black base for Panzer personnel, a blue/grey base for Luftwaffe personnel and a navy blue base for Kriegsmarine personnel.

 

Hand embroidered eight point sunburst pattern. The cross has a gilt washed stamped alloy wreath with a small banner with the impressed introduction date, "1941" to the bottom center. Both the inner and outer edges of the alloy wreath have red thread borders with an additional silver/aluminum thread border to the outer edge. To the center is a embroidered black swastika with a silver/aluminum thread outer border on a white rayon base. The cross is mounted on a cut-out, grey/blue blue wool base indicating an Luftwaffe issue award.

 

The reverse of the badge has a war time, professionally attached pin and Catch. Normally the DKIG (cloth version) was sewn to the tunic, this is a much smarter solution. Ordered or altered by the recipient. Making it possible to remove the cross for use on a different tunic or just to have it removed when it was laundry time... Faint maker mark to the reverse which looks like "MB". The cross is in very good used condition.

 

Unique DKIG awarded to a 200 IQ Luftwaffe officer!!

 

 



695.00€

German Cross In Gold, Luftwaffe
[AM19142]

 
 
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