Date Instituted

12 January 1945


Awarded for shooting down aircraft with small arms or light machine-gun fire.

Number Awarded



It was awarded in two classes:
Gold (for five successes)
Silver (one for each success)

It was probably not awarded during the war.

Photo courtesy of Ken Baughman

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