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WWII German Minesweeper's War Badge Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-U-Boat-Jagd und Sicherungsverbände
Item #: VF3323
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Die struck, solid backed, alloy construction badge. The badge is in the form of a gilt washed, vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath with national eagle, with outstretched wings, clutching a canted, swastika in it’s talons, superimposed to the top center, encompassing a burnished silver washed, horizontal waves and a silver washed, cut-out, vertical, exploding, water funnel. The solid reverse of the badge has a crimped, soldered hinge, a coke bottle shaped vertical pin and catch all intact. 
The Minesweeper’s war badge was instituted on August 31ST 1940 by Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine und Großadmiral, (Commander in Chief of the Navy and Grand Admiral), Erich Raeder for award to personnel serving on minesweepers, sub-chasers, and escort vessels who met the prescribed requirements. The main prerequisite for bestowal of the award was participation in three operational sorties.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $225.00 USD