Date Instituted

7 July 1942


Participation in the German advance into the Crimea
* Service in the area for at least three months or,
* Taken part in at least one major operation in the area or,
* Being wounded in action in the area.

Number Awarded

~ 250.000

Award Documents

Heinrich Schröder

Known makers/markings

J.F.S 1942

Estimated price (2009)


General Dietrich von Choltitz
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Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - A collectors guide to the Luftwaffe
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)