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WWII German Army General Assault badge with an eagle on an oak leaf wreath acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.453.16

Wehrmacht General Assault badge with the cutout of an eagle with retracted wings on an oak leaf wreath brought back from the war by Harold Goldberg, an American soldier who served in Europe, circa 1945-1946, during and after World War II. The badge was instituted by General von Brauchitsch on June 1, 1940, as an award for soldiers who took part in 3 separate combat actions on different days, and was not eligible for infantry or armored assault badges.

Date
approximately 1945-1946  (found)
after 1940-1945  (issue)
Geography
issue : Berlin (Germany)
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Badges
Object Type
Badges (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Harold Goldberg
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:40
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