Panzer Assault Badge Bronze With Citation Grouping

A nice Panzer Assault Badge Bronze with citation grouping by FLL, constructed in zinc with a nice patina.  The reverse of the decoration is solid with stamped with the “FLL” Logo and “42” for Friedrich Linden, Lüdenscheid with soldered round “?” shaped tombak catch typical of this marker.  The award comes complete with citation arwarded to Oberefreiten to Erich Spletstößer on the 23.3.1942 by Generaloberst Hans-Valentin Hube who appointed commander of the 16th Panzer Division in operation Barbarossa and awarded the Knights Cross with Oaks Leaves in his action in the battle of Kiev, and was given commend of XIV Panzer Group on the 16.9.42.   The Panzer Assault Badge also comes coplete with Black Would Badge and citation awarded on the 13.8.1941, and a couple of black white pictures of the recpiant posing in his uniform.  Both badges and citation are in good confidition.


Product ID: 9350


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Panzer Assault Badge Bronze

The Panzer Assault Badge Bronze was instituted on 1.6.1940, the version was created for panzer grenadier units equipped with armoured vehicles, as well as other infantry, armoured reconnaissance and medical units serving with Panzer divisions.  From 31 December 1942 armoured unit repair teams could receive the silver badge for repairing tanks in combat conditions on three different days.

In June 1943 additional tank badges were instituted including the bronze version and other variations for 25, 50, 75 and 100 armoured actions. The number of engagements required for these higher-level badges could be reduced for those with previous long and continuous frontline service or who had received disabling wounds.

Only one badge, the highest level received, could be worn.


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