(Ärmelband Metz 1944)


Date Instituted

24 October 1944


Awarded to those defending the city of Metz against the attacking US Army, mainly as part of Kampfgruppe von Siegroth.

Number awarded


Estimated price (2009)



It is unclear whether any where awarded during the war. At least one photo of it being worn by Generalmajor Joachim von Siegroth exists but that is believed to be a one-off example.

It was also planned as a traditions award for members of the VI. Schule für Fahnenjunker der Infanterie (VI. Training School for Infantry Officer Canditates) as staff and students from that school took part in the fighting at Metz.

Photo courtesy of James Wilson

Sources used

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)