Army Balloon Observer's Badge
- Published: 01 March 2013 01 March 2013
- Last Updated: 01 March 2013 01 March 2013
(Ballonbeobachterabzeichen des Heeres)
8 July 1944
Awarded to ballon observers (balloons were used for artillery spotting on the Eastern front) on a point basis.
It was awarded in three classes: Bronze, Silver and Gold
There is a lot of controversy regarding if this award was awarded during the war or not. See Army Balloon Observer's Badge: A Comprehensive Study for more information
Photo courtesy of Claus
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