War Badge for the Marine Artillery

(Kriegsabzeichen für die Marineartillerie)



The Naval Artillery War Badge or War Badge of the Coastal Artillery (Kriegsabzeichen für die Marineartillerie) was designed by Otto Placzek of Berlin and instituted on the 24th June 1941 by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder for award to both individuals and crews of Kriegsmarine land-based marine artillery and anti-aircraft units. Initially presented to only coastal air defense units, it was later awarded to crews of guns positioned against naval targets.



Award Criteria

A crew could receive the award by achieving eight points:

Two for downing an aircraft unassisted
One for downing an aircraft assisted
Five for aiding in the downing of aircraft for radar, searchlight or other such units


Method of wear

The award was worn on the lower part of the left breast pocket of the naval service tunic, underneath the 1st class Iron Cross, if awarded, or equivalent grade award.




Coastal Artillery Badge_C.E Juncker

War Badge for the Marine Artillery by C.E Juncker - Berlin








War badge for the marine artillery in wear




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