Infantry and General Assault Badges

Infanterie und Allgemaines Sturmabzeichen

The Infantry Assault Badge (German: Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen) was awarded to Waffen SS and Wehrmacht Heer soldiers. It was instituted on 20 December 1939 by the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch. It could be awarded to members of Infantry units and units of the Gebirgsjäger that had participated in assaults on at least three days of battle in the front line on, or after 1 January 1940. When a counter offensive led to fighting, it could also apply. It was awarded in two versions:

  • Silver -  for foot infantry 

  • Bronze -  for motorized and mechanized infantry 

The General Assault Badge (German: Allgemaines Sturmabzeichen) was awarded to the ones who had indirectly participated in 3 or more assaults. It was awarded in number of levels:

  • 1st Level - for support of at least 3 attacks (the only one available prior to July 1943)

  • 2nd Level - at least 25 attacks 

  • 3rd Level - at least 50 attacks 

  • 4th Level - at least 75 attacks 

  • 5th Level - at least 100 attacks 

Krause's Assault Badges collection includes:

  1. For Infantry Assault Badge 

  2. For General Assault Badge 

These products cover wide range of variants from different manufacturers. They would make a great addition to your collection, display, or an award presentation! 

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