WW2 German Kriegsmarine Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-U-Boat-Jagd u. Sicherungsverbände – MINESWEEPER BADGE


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You are bidding on a GOOD example of a 100% ORIGINAL WW2 German Kriegsmarine Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-U-Boat-Jagd, und Sicherungsverbände (Minesweeper War Badge)!

The Minesweeper’s war badge was introduced on August 31, 1940, and issued to personnel serving on minesweepers, sub-chasers, and escort vessels. The main prerequisite was participation in three operational sorties.

Made of Zinc, by Wilhelm Deumer, Lüdenscheid (unmarked, however), this badge is in NICE worn condition.  Being a Type 1, it features 7 waves with a vertical oval oak leaf wreath, and national eagle with outstretched wings.  The eagle clutches a swastika.  In the center is an image of an exploding water funnel.  Original pin and catch are complete, and original.  Typical of badges manufactured in zinc, most of the finish has worn away.  Would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!

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