Wound Badge, 20 July 1944
- Published: 03 March 2013 03 March 2013
- Last Updated: 03 March 2013 03 March 2013
(Verwundeten-Abzeichen 20 Juli 1944)
2 September 1944
Being injured during the attempt on Hitler's life at the Wolfsschanze 20 July 1944.
Adolf Hitler talking to Konteradmiral Karl-Jesco von Puttkamer during a visit to the wounded after the 20 July 1944 bombing
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The design of the badge is similar to the regular wound badge with the addition of the date "20 Juli 1944" and Adolf Hitlers signature below the helmet and swords.
Awarded in three grades:
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