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Eastern Front Medal, Germany

Artikul: 56965 Sold
A nice Eastern Front Medal 1941-1942. Zinc alloy, silvering, without stamps. Eastern Front Medal (Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42" (Ostmedaille) was instituted on 26-05-1942, to reward those who had taken part in the first winter campaign in Russia between 15-11-1941 and 15-04-1942. This medal is designed by SS-Unterscharfführer Ernst Kraus and could be awarded to military personal as well as to civilians who were working for the Army, as long as they qualified for one the criteria. Because of this the Eastern Winter 1941/1942 Campaign Medal is one of the most awarded German awards. By the order of the OKW (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht) the awarding of this medal ceased on 04-09-1944. The criteria for receiving this award were: That the recipient had been engaged in combat for at least 2 weeks. That the recipient spent at least 60 days in the operation area. That the recipient inflicted a wound during combat. When the recipient suffered serious frostbite for which the Wounded Badge 1939 in Black (Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz) was awarded. Because of this the Eastern Winter 1941/1942 Campaign Medal was also know as the “Frozen Meat Order.” (Gefreierfleischorden) For Luftwaffe personal was the criteria, that they had flown at least 30 days above enemy territory.

Eastern Front Medal, Germany

Artikul: 56965 Sold