Date Instituted

10 December 1944


Taken part in the crushing of the Warsaw Uprising August-October 1944 and either:
1. Served honorably in the fighting,
2. Engaged in seven days of close fighting,
3. Being wounded during the fighting,
4. Spent 28 days in the vicinity supporting the battle or
5. Luftwaffe personnel who took part in missions in support.

Number Awarded


Known makers/markings



This shield was put into production but the production dies were destroyed by an Allied air raid and none were presented.

It was designed by Benno von Arent.

Photo courtesy of Bob

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 & C.M. Dodkins - Orders, Decorations and Badges of the Third Reich
Gordon Williamson - World War II German Battle Insignia