WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE GROUND ASSAULT BADGE BY METALL & KUNST
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Luftwaffe Ground Assault badge. 2 piece constructed made badge, with dark grey painted cloud, lightning bolt and land features. Sharp details to oak leaf wreath and eagle. Rivetted national eagle & swastika to top of wreath, retaining much of the original silver wash. Maker mark “MuK 5” for, “Metall und Kunst”. All 3 securing rivets are present with a crimped hook and wide pin.
Luftwaffe chief Hermann Goering introduced the Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge on March 31, 1942. Those Luftwaffe soldiers who had previously been awarded German Army ground combat badges such as the Infantry Assault Badge, General Assault Badge or Panzer Assault Badge, were to exchange them for the new Luftwaffe badge. To earn this badge, Luftwaffe soldiers had to survive three ground combat actions on three separate days, be wounded in a ground combat action, or to have earned another decoration in such an action. Luftwaffe soldiers killed in ground combat were to receive the award posthumously.
||5 × 5 × 2 cm