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Panzerkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe: what do you think?

Article about: by Adrian I don't know that Godet made a combat badge of any description did they? Except of course for my Balloon Beobachterabzeichen........... That says it all really imo Adrian! I seem t

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    I don't know that Godet made a combat badge of any description did they?


    Except of course for my Balloon Beobachterabzeichen...........
    That says it all really imo Adrian!

    I seem to remember that I read on WAF a good while back that some of these Luftwaffe Panzerkampf Abzeichen's were awarded after their institution in November 1944 in extremely small numbers, (Apparently the almost mythical, and as yet unseen Luftwaffe close combat clasp was instituted the same day...).

    There are believers for the Luftwaffw Panzerkampf Abzeichen though, Detlev Niemann sold the one below for mega bucks a few years back, and I recall Bob Hritz stating his belief in their production too.
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Are these the badges that are supposed to be the prototypes or the awarded pieces Ned?

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    Are these the badges that are supposed to be the prototypes or the awarded pieces Ned?
    Hard to say mate. All that can be said with certainty is that this badge was authorised in late 1944, that some awards appear on paper, that no photos of the badge in wear have so far been found and that older and very experienced collectors (at least in the U.S.) have reported obtaining these badges from vets, albeit in extremely small numbers. I believe that the one in the pic above was obtained from a very early collection that pre dates the influx of known fakes that started to appear in the 60's-70's and ever since.

    That's all I can add really, but I guess that there is an argument either way for the existence or not, of this type of badge, so it's a bit of a conundrum....
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hello there,

    I believe the badge that started this thread is stamped L/58 on the reverse (faintly) and obviously we all know Souval produced these badges post war.

    William Kramer
    Us and them - and after all were only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows its not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.

    - US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD

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