WW2 Panzer Assault Badge Bronze By E. Ferdinand Wiedmann

A mid to late-war Panzer Assault Badge Bronze By E. Ferdinand Wiedmann, die-struck construction in zink.  The reverse is semi-hollow with a crimped barrel hinge and vertical pinback with flat wire catch, marked with the logo of the maker “UU” for E. Ferdinand Wiedmann, Frankfurt-am-Main.  The badge has no damage or repairs, in condition.

 

Product ID: 7534

£300.00

Description

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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