Date Instituted

25 April 1943


Participation in the fighting of the Demjansk pocket 1942.
* Having served 60 days in the pocket,
* Being wounded in action,
* Recieving a bravery award for action,
* Having flown 50 missions over the area for Luftwaffe personnel.

Number Awarded

~ 100.000

Award Document

Oberfeldwebel Adolf Schimank

Known makers/markings


Estimated price (2009)


Oberstleutnant Heinz-Georg Lemm
(Courtesy of KS)


Photo courtesy of Rusfront & The Ruptured Duck

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)