Narvik Shield, Luftwaffe/Air Force


SKU: 01.GTR.0501.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$350+ USD

  • Narvik Shield, Luftwaffe/Air Force Obverse
  • Narvik Shield, Luftwaffe/Air Force Reverse
  • Narvik Shield, Luftwaffe/Air Force Obverse

Estimated market value:

$350+ USD


  • Country
  • Makers
    Several makers are known to exist.
  • Composition
    Silvered Zinc
  • Inscription
    Obv: NARVIK 19 40
  • Size
  • Version Remarks
    The Luftwaffe/Air Force shield has a blue-grey cloth backing. There were approximately 2065 shields awarded to Air Force personnel. The shield is made of either cupal or zinc. The cupal version is more valuable than the zinc version.

Physical Description and Item Details

Constructed of silvered stamped zinc, the obverse featuring a national eagle with swooped down wings, clutching a wreathed swastika inscribed “Narvik” in capital letters, with an Edelweiss flower (representing the Heer) in the center between the date “1940” and a crossed anchor (representing the Kriegsmarine) and propeller (representing the Luftwaffe), with a Luftwaffe gray wool backer, the reverse with a zink backer and all four prongs fully intact, measuring 49x96mm, uniform removed, in overall good condition.


The Badge was established on August 19, 1940, and was conferred upon all members of the armed forces who participated in the Battle of Narvik, which occurred from April 9th to June 9th, 1940.

There are two versions of this medal, a grey metal type awarded to the army and air force, and a gilt type awarded to the navy.

The coloured cloth backing of the badge varies according to the military service branch of the recipient.

Army/Heer badges were awarded with a gray cloth backing.

Navy/Kriegsmarine badges were awarded with a dark blue cloth backing.

Air Force/Luftwaffe badges were awarded with a gray-blue cloth backing.

The badge was designed by Dr. Richard Klein.


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