A Luftschutz Ehrenzeichen 2 Stufe. The 2nd Class Air Defence Medal was awarded to individuals who were active in Germany after January 30th 1933 in the field of air protection and had earned special merit. It is constructed out of a die struck aluminum alloy base that has been silver washed. The obverse features a centrally placed mobile swastika which is surrounded by “Für Verdienste Im Luftschutz” / “1938” (reverse) on a pebbled field, and is surrounded by an acorn leaf wreath that is tied together at the bottom. To the top is an integral loop and ring which holds approximately 4 inches of blue, red, white and black rayon ribbon. To the reverse top is a stitched on tombak pin, hinge and catch assembly that remains in well working condition. The award measure approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Nice piece!
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