Item Id: AB23040
Heer / Waffen-SS General Assault Badge
The General Assault badge was introduced on June 1’st 1940, by Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch. Awarded to support personnel who were ineligible for the Infantry or Panzer Assault badges. Criteria for award of the badge was basically the same as the criteria for award of the Infantry and Panzer Assault badges with the main qualification being participation in three separate assaults in a supporting role. The badge was awarded to Pioneer, artillery, assault gun, anti-tank, anti-aircraft and medical personnel.
The badge is constructed of high quality die struck zinc with a bright silver paint wash. To the reverse is the hinge, pin and thin catch all intact. The badge still has most of its original silver color wash still intact and is in very good condition.
Very nice example!!