German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945
Kriegsmarine Destroyer War Badge
June 4th, 1940
Officers and men of the Kriegsmarine for service on Destoyers (see notes below).
Prior to 10.40:
This badge was awarded exclusively in one version, the version shown. A cloth version was also issued for wear on the dark blue uniform.
Method of Wear:
Worn on the lower part of the left brest pocket of the naval service tunic, underneath the Iron Cross Ist Class if awarded, or equivalent grade award.
Initially, the award of this medal was in recognition of the valarous service of German Destroyers during the Norwegian Campaign, and specifically in the Battle for Narvik. This medal was also awarded to officers and men of Kriegsmarine Torpedo Boats and Fast Attack Craft until the institution of the Fast Attack Craft War Badge in 1941.
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