This page is intended as a help for those looking to indentify a German military award shown on a photo or one they have in their collection.

For more information see the German awards section


German Cross, Iron Cross & War Merit Cross  


  1. German Cross - German Cross in Silver or German Cross in Gold
  2. Iron Cross 2nd Class
  3. Iron Cross 1st Class
  4. Knight's Cross - See also Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds and Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds


  1. War Merit Medal
  2. War Merit Cross 2nd Class
  3. War Merit Cross 1st Class


Heer & Waffen-SS Badges


  1. Anti-Partisan Badge
  2. Army Anti-Aircraft Badge - See also Luftwaffe Anti-Aircraft Badge
  3. Army Parachutist Badge - See also Luftwaffe Parachutist Badge
  4. Army Balloon Observer's Badge


  1. General Assault Badge
  2. Infantry Assault Badge
  3. Tank Combat Badge
  4. Close Combat Bar


  1. Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer
  2. Tank Destruction Badge
  3. Badge for shooting-down low flying aircraft


Kriegsmarine Badges


  1. Auxiliary Cruiser War Badge
  2. Blockade Runner Badge
  3. Coastal Artillery War Badge
  4. Destroyer War Badge


  1. E-Boat War Badge
  2. High Seas Fleet War Badge
  3. Minesweeper Badge
  4. U-Boat War Badge


  1. U-Boat Combat Clasp
  2. Honor Table Clasp of the Kriegsmarine

Luftwaffe Badges


  1. Anti-Aircraft Badge - See also Army Anti-Aircraft Badge
  2. Combined Pilot-Observer Badge - See also Combined Pilot-Observer Badge in Gold with Diamonds
  3. Flier's Commemorative Badge
  4. Ground Assault Badge


  1. Observers Badge
  2. Parachutists Badge - See also Army Parachutist Badge
  3. Pilots Badge
  4. Radio Operator / Air Gunner Badge

Service Badges


  1. Commemorative Medal of 13 March 1938
  2. Commemorative Medal of 1 October 1938
  3. Cross of Honour 1914-18
  4. Driver's Service Badge


  1. German Defences Medal
  2. Long Service Awards of the Wehrmacht
  3. Long Service Awards of the Wehrmacht
  4. Medal for the Winter Campaign in Russia 1941-42


  1. Return of Memel Commemorative Medal
  2. Spanish Cross
  3. Tank Combat Badge of Legion Condor

Campaign Shields


  1. Cholm Shield
  2. Crimea Shield
  3. Demjansk Shield
  4. Kuban Shield


  1. Lapland Shield
  2. Narvik Shield

Other military badges


  1. Wound Badge - See also Spanish Civil War Wound Badge and Wound Badge, 20 July 1944
  2. Blue Division Medal
  3. Ostvolk Medal 2nd Class
  4. Ostvolk Medal 1st Class