OUTSTANDING Original WWII German Army (Heer)/SS PANZER ASSAULT BADGE, IN BRONZE (Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze) Brought Home By A U.S. Soldier Certified
Original WWII German Army (Heer) PANZER ASSAULT BADGE, BRONZE . (Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze) Certified. The Panzer Assault Badge in silver was instituted by Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch on December 20TH 1939 for award to all ranks of tank personnel who served as a tank commander, driver, gunner or radio operator and had been involved in three different armored assaults on three different days. The institution order indicated the criteria for award of the badge was to be effective as of January 1ST 1940. Of Note: On June 1ST 1940 a Bronze version of the Panzer Assault Badge was introduced for award to Panzer-Grenadier, medical, and armored car personnel who participated in three different armored assaults on three different days. Die struck HIGH QUALITY TOMBAC construction, solid backed, badge with a bronze finish features a vertically oval oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings, superimposed to the top center, encompassing the forward profile of a tank. The plain, solid, reverse has a crimped, soldered hinge, a thin round vertical pin is intact and the catch works well. A few nicks on the catch (see photos) the badge is marked with the “small W” maker mark of the firm of Karl Wurster in Markneukirchen. In good but used condition, has that great look! Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.100% Guaranteed to be authentic . Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Please see our other German Medals and Relics From WWII. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Don’t miss it! BEST BRONZE WE HAD IN A WHILE! BRONZE VERSIONS ARE MORE RARE THAN SILVER! RARE MAKER!