Heer Infantry Assault Badge In Silver By Wernstein Jena

Original Heer Infantry Assault Badge in Silver (Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber) die-struck zinc construction, unmarked Hermann Wernstein of Jena-Lobstadt variant with vertical barrel hinge in good condition.

 

 

Product ID: 3504

£185.00

Description

Heer Infantry Assault Badge In Silver

The WW2 Heer Infantry Assault Badge depicts oval oak leaf wreath with the Wehrmacht (Armed Forces) style eagle above with swept wings clutching a swastika in its talons, with a Mauser rifle with a fixed bayonet and sling in the centre angled.

This bronze decoration was instituted on the 1st June 1940, it was awarded to infantry and panzer troops for the following criteria;

  • To have taken part in three or more motorized infantry assaults.
  • To have taken part in three or more motorized infantry counter-attacks.
  • To have taken part in three or more motorized armed reconnaissance operations.
  • To have been engaged in hand-to-hand combat in motorized assault positions.
  • To have participated on three separate days in the restitution of a motorized combat position.