This is a rare mag allow made German Wehrmacht 9th to 12th grade shooter Shield for Army Marksman’s Lanyard. The badge is in very nice relic but solid condition very near complete the center of the eagle and the swastika are still there and is fairly clear to see it has damage to its outer ring other then that complete also has its pins on the back in place which bent up it has been very well cleaned and is a rare find from the battlefield.The medal belonged to a soldier of the 46th Panzer Corps as it was recovered near the Village of Gnilets attacked by them during the opening offensive of operation citadel on 5th July 1943 during the attack on the Northern side of the Kursk salient from 5th July-12th July 1943 in Russia.
The German 46th Panzer Corps participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia. The Corps was created as the XXXXVI Army Corps and converted to a Panzer Corps on 21 June 1942.The Panzer Corps took part in Operation Barbarossa and fought in Kiev,Putyvl, Vyazma and Volokolamsk. It later fought in Rusa-Volokolamsk, Rzhev, Vyazma and Yelnya before taking part in operation citadel the battle of Kursk in July 1943 it was commanded by Major General Hans Zorn. It retired to the Svin area in September 1943.
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