A Luftschutz Ehrenzeichen der 2. Stufe im Etui. The 2nd Class Air Defense Medal was awarded for those who gave meritorious service to the civil air defense of German from January 1933. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc-alloy base that has been silver washed with burnished backgrounds. The round shaped obverse features a centrally placed mobile swastika, that is surrounded by “Für Verdienste Im Luftschutz”/ “1938” (to reverse) and lies on a pebbled field, which is surrounded by an oak leaf wreath that is tied together at the bottom. To the top is an integral loop and ring. The award measures 1 ½ inches in diameter. The silver wash has been absorbed. The award measures 1 ½ inches in diameter. Accompanying the medal is 7 5/8 inches of folded blue/purple, white, red and black rayon ribbon. The medal and ribbon come housed in its issue case. The case is constructed out of a pressed cardboard base that has been covered in a textured olive paper to the exterior and tan felt inserts to the interior. The top reads in black ink “Luftschutz-Ehrenzeichen 2. Stufe”. There appears to be a small repair to the front. The case measures 3 7/8 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide by 3/4 of an inch thick. A great assembly.
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