Officers and men of the Heer, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS that participated
in the defense of besieged Fortress Cholm.
Participation in the ground defense of besieged Fortress Cholm or in the
air resupply and rescue operations of the city between January 21st,
1942 to May 5th, 1942.
This shield was awarded in only one version, the version shown.
Method of Wear:
The Cholm Shield was worn on the upper left sleeve of the service,
walking-out dress and guard uniforms of the respective arm of service
of the individual. It was attached to the uniform using the cloth backing
issued with each shield, but if the cloth backing was missing or not issued,
it was attached to the upper left sleeve by a set of four prongs on the
back of the shield. If a second shield was awarded to an individual, both
shields could be worn, one above another seperated by 5mm of space.