Luftschutz Medal 2nd Class
The Luftschutz Medal, 2nd Class was a German civil defense award that was established in January 1938 during the Weimar Republic and was issued until the end of World War II in 1945. The medal was awarded to members of the German Luftschutz, which was responsible for air raid protection, as well as civilians who had actively participated in air defense measures.
The Luftschutz Medal, 2nd Class was made of bronze and featured a design of a stylised eagle with outstretched wings and a swastika in its talons, superimposed over a target with a horizontal beam. The reverse of the medal bore the inscription “Für Dienste im Luftschutz” (For Services in Air Defense), encircled by a laurel wreath.
The 2nd Class was awarded to individuals who had served in the Luftschutz for at least six months or who had actively participated in air defense measures for a similar period of time. Recipients of the medal were also required to have demonstrated good conduct and loyalty to the state. The medal was worn on the left breast pocket of the recipient’s uniform.
The Luftschutz Medal, 2nd Class was awarded to individuals who had contributed to the air defense of Germany during World War II, including members of the Luftwaffe, police officers, firefighters, and other civilian volunteers. Today, the medal is considered a collectible item by military history enthusiasts and collectors.