Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfskreuzer

Germany (1933-1945, German Reich)

Translation: Auxiliary Cruiser Badge
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To award the actions of the Hilfskreuzer, on April 24th, under the command of Großadmiral H.C. Raeder, the Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfskreuzer was introduced. The decoration could be awarded to all crews of the Hilfkreuzer, even posthumously. It was awarded after completing a successful long distance voyage by an auxiliary cruiser.

There also was a version with diamonds, inlayd in the swastika.
Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfskreuzer mit Brillianten
Auxiliary Cruiser Badge with Diamonds
Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfskreuzer (ohne Brillianten)
Auxiliary Cruiser Badge (without Diamonds)
 

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Picture source:   - Wehrmacht-awards.com
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Information source(s):   - Lautenschläger U., Die Kampfabzeichen der Kriegsmarine, teil: Das Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfskreuzer, Internationales Militaria Magazine, nr 116, Februar/März 2005
- Wehrmacht-awards.com
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