U-Boat War Badge
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- Last Updated: 03 March 2013 03 March 2013
13 October 1939
Awarded to submarine crews after two operational trips, or one if it was particularly successful or if the man in question had been wounded.
Unmarked, Schwerin, F.O., G.W.L, R.K.W., R.S., L/13, L/18, L/21, L/52, L/53
C.S.U.C. BERLIN 68, Schwerin (Diamonds grade)
Oberbootsmannsmaat Rudolf Mühlbauer
(Courtesy of D.W. Paul)
A cloth version also existed.
A special variant with diamonds could be awarded to extremely successful commanders.
See also the article A meeting with Karl Dönitz for more information.
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