Date Instituted

13 July 1941


* Performing an act of bravery while on anti-aircraft duty, or
* Being wounded while on anti-aircraft duty, or
* Being the commander of a battery where half of the men have received the award
* Receiving sixteen points (4 points for destroying an enemy plane without support, 2 point with support and 1 point for the searchlight crew credited with first location).

Number Awarded


Estimated price (2009)


Heer NCO
(Courtesy of N & T Global Trading)


It was designed by Ernst Peekhaus.

Photo courtesy of Rusfront

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)

Reference material on this award

Marc Garlasco - The Flak Badges Of The Luftwaffe and Heer