(Ehrenschale für hervorragende Kampfleistungen)

Date Instituted

15 June 1942


Awarded to Luftwaffe ground troops for bravery.
Having previously been awarded both the Iron Cross 1st Class and the Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge.

Number Awarded


Known makers/markings

Joh. Wagner & Sohn


It ranked below the German Cross.
The text on the salver reads "In anerkennung hervorragender kampfleistungen" (In recognition of distinguished achievements in action).

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - A collectors guide to the Luftwaffe
Richard Long - The Reichsmarschall honors his own: The bravest of the brave (in The Military Advisor, Vol 20 No 3)