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Panzer Gefreiter Fritz Salevsky - 21st Panzer Division - North Afrika 1942

Fritz joined up for service with the Panzer branch. He volunteered for service with the 21st Panzer Division and ended up in the famous "Afrika Korps". He was awarded the Panzer Assault badge in silver as well as the EK II and Afrika Service medal.

The 21st Panzer Division was a German armoured division best known for its role in the battles of the North African Campaign from 1941–1943 during World War II when it was one of the two armoured divisions making up the Afrika Korps.

The Panzer Assault Badge in Silver or the Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber was established on December 20th, 1939. The Panzer Assault Badge in Silver was dedicated to tank crews or tank units. Later there was also a Panzer Assault Badge in Bronze established for members of other units of tank divisions.

The prerequisite for awarding were at least three tank interventions or actions in three different days. There were around 22,000 Panzer Assault Badges in Silver awarded.

The Iron Cross 2nd Class / Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse was established on September 1st, 1939. It was awarded for an act of bravery against the enemy or acts which are above the military obligations. Over 3 million medals were awarded.

The WWII German-Italian African medal was issued to soldiers who participated in the joint campaign between German and Italian soldiers in North Afrika.