Collecting War Memorabilia and Medals

1957 GERMAN GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE

Elite Militaria - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The General Assault Badge was awarded to personnel of the German Wehrmacht (army) who were not in Infantry or Tank units during World War II.

Instituted on 1 June 1940, the General Assault Badge (Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen) was awarded to assault engineers (pioneer) as well as to those troops who supported infantry and armor units in combat. Also included were other engineering units, artillery, anti-tank (pak) units, anti-aircraft (flak) units and some medics.

  • Participation in three infantry or armored assaults 
  • Participation in three infantry or armored indirect assaults 
  • Having been wounded while fulfilling the above requirements 
  • Having earned an award while fulfilling the above requirements 

Not being eligible for the Infantry Assault Badge (ie. this award was for non-infantry soldiers)