Tank Destruction Badge, in Silver (embroidered)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 01.GTR.0513.102.01.002

Estimated market value:

$950 USD

  •  in Silver (embroidered)
  •  in Silver (embroidered)

Estimated market value:

$950 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Aluminum Bullion Thread/Wool/Rayon/Embroidered
  • Size
    88x33mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Tank Destruction Badge, in Silver (embroidered) is attributed to Hermann Historica Aucctioneers, Munich. See the following page for more information: https://www.hermann-historica.de/de/l/166310/sonderabzeichen_fuer_das_niederkaempfen_von_panzerkampfwagen_durch_einzelkaempfe?Q=Sonderabzeichen%20f%C3%BCr%20das%20Niederk%C3%A4mpfen%20von%20Panzerkampfwagen&Aid=168&Atype=0&Lstatus=0&currentpos=2

History


The Tank Destruction Badge was instituted on March 9th, 1942, and was conferred upon military personnel who single-handedly destroyed an enemy armoured vehicle or tank using hand-held weapons. Anti-tank units were not eligible to receive this Award. The Badge could be retroactively awarded for actions that dated back to June 22nd, 1941, the day which marked the onset of Operation Barbarossa. Prior to the institution of the award, an individual could be awarded the General Assault Badge for destroying an enemy tank.

The colour of the embroidered threads indicates the grade level of the Award. The Silver grade features a blackened tank on a silvered threads, with black stripes along the exterior edges.

There were approximately 18,500 Silver Badges awarded.

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