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7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

7998? German army Wehrmacht General Assault Badge post WW2 1957 pattern

Original post WW2 made Hungarian Order Of Merit Knight Cross With Swords, VERY NICE CONDITION – GENUINE RARE STEINHAUER UND LUECK (ST&L) GERMAN MADE EXAMPLE, HARD TO FIND – REALLY GOOD AND RARE PIECE. In 1957 the West German government authorised replacement Iron Crosses with an Oak Leaf Cluster in place of the swastika, similar to the Iron Crosses of 1813, 1870, and 1914, which could be worn by World War II Iron Cross recipients. The 1957 law also authorised de-Nazified versions of most other World War II-era decorations (except those specifically associated with Nazi Party organizations, such as SS Long Service medals, or with the expansion of the German Reich, such as the medals for the annexation of Austria, the Sudetenland, and the Memel region). The main government contract to manufacture and supply these new de-nazified WW2 1957 official decorations went to the world famous German firm Steinhauer & Lueck, Luedenscheid Germany. Knights Crosses, Iron Crosses, Wound Badges, Tank Assault Badges etc were re-designed by Steinhauer & Lück – often with the oak-leaf spray replacing the swastika, with S&L having the sole patent rights to all WW2 1957 German decorations. S&L did not have the whole monopoly on medal making, other famous firms such as Deschler & Sohn, BH Maher and Juncker also manufactured these new German decorations. Lüdenscheid is situated between the cities Dortmund and Bonn. It was here that one of the youngest medal firms was founded in 1889 by August Steinhauer and Gustav Adolf Lück. The first production began in a cellar, the customer base continued to increase. A property was bought at 51 Hochstrasse which is still home for this famous company today. During WW2 Steinhauer & Lück produced medals and badges, like the famous Knights Cross and many other types of medals and badges. In 1957 this company was awarded the contract to produce all the newly re-designed legal WW2 1957 de-nazified decorations, plus the contract to manufacture all of Germany’s official decorations including Germany’s highest order the Bundesverdienstkreuz. Only a very limited number of original WW2 1957 medals are still produced, mainly Iron Crosses, German Cross Gold & Silver & Wound Badges and are considered 100% genuine by the German Government. HISTORY OF THE AWARD. General Assault Badge – General von Brauchitsch instituted the General Assault Badge on January 1st, 1940. The badge, designed by the firm of Ernst Peekhaus of Berlin, was to be awarded to those German soldiers who participated in infantry attacks but were not part of infantry units and therefore did not quality for the Infantry Assault Badge. The General Assault Badge consisted of an oval disk that measured 53mm by 42mm and was 6mm wide. The disk had raised edges and fine pebbling in the background, with and wreath of oak leaves made of 5 parts laid on each side. This oak leave wreath begins at two acorns located at the base of the badge. The protruding stick grenade and bayonet separate the first two wreaths, while acorns fill the last two separations. The center feature consists of a Wehrmacht Eagle clutching a swastika in its talons. The eagle surmounts a crossed bayonet and a stick grenade, which as mentioned above protruded into the oval disk. The reverse may either be solid or hollow, with a pin and catch serving as the devise that held the badge to the uniform. As with most badges the quality of detail in the General Assault Badge is mostly standard, but the quality of materials was not always the same and as a result some of the badges have lost their finish with the passing of time, yielding a gray appearance. For more information on the construction of the General Assault Badge please see the Badge Construction Technique page. The award was most often presented in plain paper packets, that varied in colors, with the name of the award printed on the outside, or in a simple cellophane packet. As with most badges, the General Assault Badge was worn on the left breast pocket of the tunic as p. The badge was presented with an award document that had the details of the recipient, but no official mention of the deed that earned the award. The General Assault badge was presented to engineers (who it was originally designed for), as well as members of the artillery, anti-tank, and anti-aircraft units that served along with the infantry in the conduct of an assault. Also eligible were medical personnel who treated battlefield wounded. In addition, the badge was presented for the single-handed destruction of eight tanks or armored vehicles until the institution (in March of 1942) of The Special Badge for Single Handed Destruction of a Tank. Specific criteria was as follows: the recipient must not be eligible for the Infantry Assault Badge, to have taken part in three infantry or armored assaults on three different days, to have taken part in three infantry or armored indirect assaults on three different days, to have been wounded while fulfilling the second or third requirement, to have earned a decoration while fulfilling the second or third requirement. As the war went on, the high command recognized the need for a higher grade of this decoration to be presented to the increasing number of seasoned veterans, and on June 6th 1943, four new grades were introduced. The badge would now be presented to veterans in 25, 50, 75 and 100 classes. The first two are rare but attainable, meaning that they come for sale at regular dealers from time to time, while the latter two are rare in the extreme. The 25 and 50 badge were similar in style, design and construction. They consisted of an oval wreath of oak leaves similar to the unnumbered badge but larger, measuring 58mm by 48mm with a width of 7mm. At the base of the oval is a box, measuring 10mm by 8mm, with another box measuring 8mm by 6 mm inside of it. In the smaller box was the Arabic number “25″ or “50″, depending of course on the grade. The central design was blackened, while the wreath was silvered. The central motive was again the eagle clutching a swastika on its talons, surmounting a crossed grenade and bayonet. This center design has a black oxidized finish, and was from a different striking which was held on the oval by way of four ball rivets. The box at the base of the circle measured 10mm by 8mm, but the inner box measured 9mm by 7mm, a slight difference. Inside the box were the numbers “75″ or “100″, depending on the grade. The central design was the familiar eagle clutching the swastika surmounting the bayonet and grenade. In this case the eagle is slightly larger, and the bayonet and grenade are crossed at a different angle. The central design was blackened, while the wreath was in this case gilded. The eagle and bayonet/grenade are secured onto the oval by four rivets. The numbered awards had the same criteria as the single badge, and was presented in progressive order as the veterans gained more experience. There was retrospective credit given for service in Russia accumulated as follows, eight months service equaled 10 actions, twelve months service equaled 15 actions, fifteen months service equaled 25 actions. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “a..anderson” and is located in this country: GB.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Service: Army

Awards In The Us Army

World War One Victory Medal And It S 30 Clasps And Unique Silver Star Device For The Army And Navy

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter

WW2 USA Army Service Forces UK Medal, ID, Passport, Telegrams & Love Letter. All items refers to Miss Dorothea Budd war time driver for United States Army Forces in the U. Please browse all 12 photographs for exact description as the photographs are self explanatory. There are telegrams, several pages of a love letter and a remarkable passport filled with stamps for various European countries. There are more photographs available should you require. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “santoor-uk” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: WW2 U.K. Defence Medal & Documents
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Service: USA Army Service Forces
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Modified Item: No

ORIGINAL Finland WW2 FINNISH ARMY WW11 MEDAL GROUP SET

ORIGINAL Finland WW2 FINNISH ARMY WW11 MEDAL GROUP SET

ORIGINAL Finland WW2 FINNISH ARMY WW11 MEDAL GROUP SET

ORIGINAL Finland WW2 FINNISH ARMY MEDAL GROUP i have a large collection of original Finnish army that i will start listing over the coming weeks. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “hoo_3642″ and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Finland
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

Cased U. S. USA WW12 Order Army Medal of Honor 1904-1944 MOH Medaille ww12 Rare

WW12 ORDEN MEDAILLE medal. MUSEUM REPLICA Repro. 100% FULL SIZE. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “tmedals-com” and is located in this country: CN. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/ Organization: United States
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1945-Present

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

7992? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

Original German War Merit Cross First Class Kriegsverdienstkreuz / post WW2 version (1957 pattern) – no swastika, VERY NICE CONDITION – WORKING PIN DEVICE, MID PERIOD ST&L (STEINHAUER & LUECK) MADE EXAMPLE – REALLY GOOD PIECE FROM THE 70′S (OPEN HINGE BLOCK). In 1957 the West German government authorised replacement Iron Crosses with an Oak Leaf Cluster in place of the swastika, similar to the Iron Crosses of 1813, 1870, and 1914, which could be worn by World War II Iron Cross recipients. The 1957 law also authorised de-Nazified versions of most other World War II-era decorations (except those specifically associated with Nazi Party organizations, such as SS Long Service medals, or with the expansion of the German Reich, such as the medals for the annexation of Austria, the Sudetenland, and the Memel region). The main government contract to manufacture and supply these new de-nazified WW2 1957 official decorations went to the world famous German firm Steinhauer & Lueck, Luedenscheid Germany. Knights Crosses, Iron Crosses, Wound Badges, Tank Assault Badges etc were re-designed by Steinhauer & Lück – often with the oak-leaf spray replacing the swastika, with S&L having the sole patent rights to all WW2 1957 German decorations. S&L did not have the whole monopoly on medal making, other famous firms such as Deschler & Sohn, BH Maher and Juncker also manufactured these new German decorations. Lüdenscheid is situated between the cities Dortmund and Bonn. It was here that one of the youngest medal firms was founded in 1889 by August Steinhauer and Gustav Adolf Lück. The first production began in a cellar, the customer base continued to increase. A property was bought at 51 Hochstrasse which is still home for this famous company today. During WW2 Steinhauer & Lück produced medals and badges, like the famous Knights Cross and many other types of medals and badges. In 1957 this company was awarded the contract to produce all the newly re-designed legal WW2 1957 de-nazified decorations, plus the contract to manufacture all of Germany’s official decorations including Germany’s highest order the Bundesverdienstkreuz. Only a very limited number of original WW2 1957 medals are still produced, mainly Iron Crosses, German Cross Gold & Silver & Wound Badges and are considered 100% genuine by the German Government. HISTORY OF THE AWARD. The War Merit Cross (Kriegsverdienstkreuz) and War Merit Medal (Kriegsverdienstmedaille) was a decoration of Nazi Germany during the Second World War, which could be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel. It was reissued in 1957 by the Bundeswehr in a De-Nazified version for veterans. This award was created by Adolf Hitler in 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross which was used in earlier wars (same medal but with a different ribbon). The award was graded the same as the Iron Cross: War Merit Cross Second Class, War Merit Cross First Class, and Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service in battle above and beyond the call of duty (but not worthy of an Iron Cross which was more a bravery award), and without swords for meritorious service behind the lines which could also be awarded to civilians. Recipients had to have the lower grade of the award before getting the next level. There was also another version below the 2nd class simply called the War Merit Medal (German: Kriegsverdienstmedaille), set up in 1940 for civilians in order to offset the large number of 2nd class without swords being awarded. It was usually given to those workers in factories who significantly exceeded work quotas. One notable winner of the War Merit Cross was William Joyce (aka Lord Haw-Haw) who received both the second and first class, both without swords. Recipients of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross customarily received the medal from holders of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, to symbolize the link between the combat soldier and their supporters, who helped maintain the war effort. There was one extra grade of the War Merit Cross, which was created at the suggestion of Albert Speer: The Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross in Gold, but this was never officially placed on the list of national awards as it came about in 1945 and there was no time to officially promulgate the award before the war ended. The Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross in Gold (without swords) was awarded’on paper’ to two recipients on 20 April 1945: Franz Hahne and Karl-Otto Saur. The ribbon of the War Merit Cross was in red-white-black-white-red; that was, the red and black colors being reversed from the ribbon of the World War II version of the Iron Cross. The ribbon for the War Merit Medal was similar, but with a narrow red vertical red strip in the center of the black field. Soldiers who earned the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords wore a small crossed-swords device on the ribbon. The War Merit Cross 1st Class was a pin-backed medal worn on the pocket of the tunic (like the Iron Cross 1st Class). The ribbon of the War Merit Cross 2nd Class could be worn like the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class (through the third buttonhole). Combat soldiers tended to hold the War Merit Cross in low regard, referring to its wearers as being in’Iron Cross Training’, and prior to 28 September 1941, the War Merit Cross could not be worn with a corresponding grade of the Iron Cross, which took precedence. A total of 118 awards of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with swords, and 137 awards of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross without swords were awarded. Considering the relative rarity of the award compared with the grades of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, it took on extra meaning. For example, Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring made a concerted effort to get Hitler to award him this order, much to Hitler’s annoyance. In response, Hitler outlined a series of criteria governing the awarding of this decoration and the philosophy of such awards, and directed that “prominent party comrades” were not to be awarded with the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross (or similar decorations), and withdrew the proposed awards of this order to Gauleiter Erich Koch and State Secretary Karl Hanke. Directing his comments at Göring personally, Hitler ordered that such attempts to gain this award be stopped (from a letter dated 27 August 1943 from Führerhauptquartier). Also, the scarcity of the award of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross compared with the Kinghts Cross of the Iron Cross gave it an “air of exclusiveness” it did not really deserve, as it ranked below the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. Six persons received two Knights Cross’ of the War Merit Cross (one with Swords and one without Swords): Walter Brugmann, Julius Dorpmuller, Karl-Otto Saur, Albin Sawatzki, Walter Schreiber, and Walter Rohlandt. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “a..anderson” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Era: 1945-Present
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons

WW2 US Army Named Good Conduct American Defense Medal Pearl Harbor & Ribbon Bar

WW2 US Army Named Good Conduct American Defense Medal Pearl Harbor & Ribbon Bar

WW2 US Army Named Good Conduct American Defense Medal Pearl Harbor & Ribbon Bar

WW2 US Army Named Good Conduct American Defense Medal Pearl Harbor & Ribbon Bar

Kennedy died in 1947 and is buried in New York. He is listed as a Cook. Looks like he may have also served in World War I. Therefore he would have been entitled to a WW1 Victory Medal and a WW2 Victory Medal. With one battle star and a Pacific Theater Medal and demobilization in 1944 this would have limited him to Pearl Harbor, Philippine Islands, Burma, Central Pacific, East Indies, Aleution Islands or someother pre-44 battle. Group requires more research. Document to TEC 5 Ralph J. Document authorizes Kennedy wear of of the GCM, ADSM w/star, Asia-Pacific medal w/star. Has fold lines from being in a pocket or later a wallet. Document signed by 1Lt James I. Looks as if he was being demobilized in 1944. Army Good Conduct Medal. Medal is slot brooch, unnumbered and unnamed. Amerian Defense Service Medal with large Bronze Battle Star. Medal is slot brooch. Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal. No indication of a Bz Battle Star being attached. Three WWII ribbon bars, GCM, ADSM w/Bz Battle Star, and Asiatic-Pacific Theater medal. All three ribbons show signs of use. Asiatic-Pacific ribbon has two small holes in center where star attachment is missing. Medals & Ribbon bars show normal wear/tear associated with age. Medals are loose with no box. They may show minor age related defects. Pinback ribbon bars show age related defects due to wear, Asiactic Pacific ribbon missing small bz star attachment. Document may show minor age related defects including toning, fold lines. Serial number blanked out only in photo. Normal wear and tear associated with age. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “florennesglcm” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Region of Origin: United States
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Conflict: WW II (1939-45)
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Original/Reproduction: Original

Wwii Us Army Medals Explained

RARE World War II Free French Army 1st Signal Battalion Medal

RARE World War II Free French Army 1st Signal Battalion Medal

RARE World War II Free French Army 1st Signal Battalion Medal. WWII Free French Army First Signal Battalion Medal. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “nsbcollectables” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States