H050477 DRIVERS PROFICIENCY BADGE IN SILVER. (Kraftfahr-Bewährungsabzeichen)

BACKGROUND: A series of three Drivers Proficiency Badges in bronze, silver and gold were introduced on October 23RD 1942, with qualifications for award of the badges being retroactive to December 1ST 1940. The criteria for award of one of the badges varied with exceptional driving ability and vehicle maintenance being the main considerations. The badges were awarded to both Wehrmacht and civilian personnel who fulfilled the required criteria. When awarded the badge was worn on the lower left sleeve of the field blouse and service tunic. This example, in silver, is the second of the three grades.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Stamped alloy badge with a silver wash. The badge is in the form of an embossed, circular laurel leaf wreath encompassing an embossed steering wheel on a pebbled background field. Badge green wool base with original backing plate and paper covering. The badge retains almost none of its original silver wash.

GRADE *** 3/4                                                         PRICE $49.00

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