Panzer Assault Badge

German SS and Waffen-SS 1923-1945.
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Josef Weiss
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Panzer Assault Badge

Post by Josef Weiss » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:13 am

Hello,

Having a difficult time finding a definitive answer to this question: Would those serving within an Aufklärungs-Abteilung, in 1944, receive the Infantry Assault Badge or Panzer Assault Badge ? Or would it depend on the type of Company. within the Battalion, the person receiving the Badge served in ?

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Re: Panzer Assault Badge

Post by Simon H » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:07 am

If he was serving as motorised infantry then a bronze version of the Infanterie Sturmabzeichen. If armoured crew member then Panzerkampfabzeichen.
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Re: Panzer Assault Badge

Post by Josef Weiss » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:29 pm

So Simon, is it then safe to assume that a Panzergrenadier, serving within a Panzeraufklärungskompanie, under a Panzer-Aufkl.Abt. would then receive a Infanterie Sturmabzeichen ?

As the Pz.aufkl.kp. was exclusively outfitted with Sdkfz 250/251's

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Re: Panzer Assault Badge

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:25 am

Josef Weiss wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:29 pm


As the Pz.aufkl.kp. was exclusively outfitted with Sdkfz 250/251's
Except for the ones outfitted with VW or Schwimmwagen of course, The vehicle in which he travelled did not make any difference to a man involved in an Infantry Assault as far as the award went.
Just why would an infantryman, by whatever name, get the Tank Combat award ?
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