Infantry Assault Badge Bronze

Infantry Assualt Badge Bronze, die-struck solid zink construction, unmarked but attributed to E. Ferdinand Wiedmann, Frankfurt.  The obverse depicts an oval oak wreath, with a Wehrmacht style eagle above with swept wings, clutching a swastika, with a K98 Mauser rifle with a fixed bayonet and sling in the centre angled.  The reverse has a  soldered hinge and catch plate, with round wire pin and sheet metal catch, which is textbook for this maker,  in beautiful condition.

Product ID: 4926

£180.00

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.