War Merit Medal
- Published: 24 February 2013 24 February 2013
- Last Updated: 24 February 2013 24 February 2013
19 August 1940
Civilians who made contributions to the war effort.
Estimated price (2009)
Ribbon worn on the ribbon bar
The text on the reverse of the medal reads "Für Kriegs verdienst 1939".
It was designed by Professor Richard Klein.
Photo courtesy of Rusfront, Craig Wagner & Andreas K Odemer
Christopher Ailsby - World War 2 German medals and political awards
John R. Angolia - For Führer and Fatherland: Military awards of the Third Reich
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich
Detlev Niemann - Price Guide Germany 1871-1945 (2009)
Reference material on this award
Gordon & Williamson & Josef Charita - The War Merit Cross