Infantry Assault Badge Bronze JFS

An original Infantry Assualt Badge Bronze by JFS constructed in zinc, die-struck, with a vertical ball hinge and makers mark “JFS” by Josef Feix & Söhne in mint condition.  Many of these awards survived the war in a surplus stock making it more difficult nowadays to find a Bronze grade JFS in actually worn condition than in mint condition. A must in every self-respecting IAB collection.

Product ID: 5891

£550.00

Description

Infantry Assault Badge Bronze

The WW2 German 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.

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