Wound badge in black by Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid

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  • Product code: 0287
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Tags: Wound, badge, black, Steinhauer, Lück, Lüdenscheid, Germany, 1933–1945

Wound badge in black marked "4" for Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid on the reverse.
Steel construction with soldered on set up. Good condition. Partial loss of black finish. Needle pin slightly bent.

Instituted (re-instituted) on September 1, 1939. The badge had three grades - black, silver, and gold. The badge was only awarded to military personnel, until in March 1943 civilians that were wounded in air raids also became eligible. The wound badge in black was the lowest of three grades and was awarded for one or two wounds (including frostbite in the line of duty).