Condor Legion Black Wound Badge
Condor Legion Black Wound Badge

Condor Legion Black Wound Badge

$295.00

1 in stock

Very nice black wound badge / Verwundetenabzeichen in schwartz for the Condor Legion. The finish is almost perfect. These badges are tough to find !!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Condor Legion who fought in Spain in 1936-1939 did not have a wound badge, or any other award during the conflict. Upon their return to Germany after the victory of the forces guided by Gen. Franco, however, Condor Legion, or Spanish Wound Badge, was established on May 22, 1939.

The Condor Legion Wound Badges were exactly like the World War I wound badges (these dies were readily available) with the addition of a swastika on the Imperial Helmet. They were always hollow backs with the swastika high on the helmet, sharply defined, and flushed with the helmet.

The award was now all-inclusive so no separate Wound Badge was created for the Kriegsmarine. It was possible for members of the Wehrmacht who were later wounded in the Second World War to receive the higher class of the award based on the possession of the Spanish type. Only 182 black badges and 1 silver badge were awarded after the civil war