This is an original German soldiers wound badge in silver medal which is post 1942 manufacture zinc made and has maker stamp on the back number 30 it is in very nice condition semi-relic really fantastic condition on the front still retains some of its original colour the markings and swastika clear to see. This is a cracking condition medal for a battlefield relic it does have a bit of damage from being buried but nothing to much a bit discoloured and pitted but does still have its pin attached to the back this has rusted in place it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The medal was worn by soldier of Panzer Division Muncheberg recovered
from an old German Slip trench in the Werbig area on the Seelow heights this was the area defended by them during the April 1945 battlefield. This medal is part of a group of relics recovered a few years ago and been in private collection ever since available for the first time outside Germany.
Panzer-Division Müncheberg began forming on 8 March 1945 in Muncheberg, Germany. The majority of the division's staff and panzer troops were drawn from the 103rd Panzer brigade which had been dissolved three days before; the brigade's commander, Major General Werner Mummert, was placed in command of the division.
The Müncheberg Division received several Panther tank type G equipped with Sperber infrared(IR) systems, as well as a company of Panzergrenadiers equipped with Sperber IR systems. The division received several of the superheavy Jagdtigers, as well as several King Tigers, and the last five Tiger 1 to be sent to the front. By 12 March the division's strength was 6,836 men. On 18 March the men from an infantry battalion of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler division were used to bolster the division's strength.
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