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Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)

The Krim Shield was struck in sheet metal and treated with a bronzed wash. The shield has a slightly concave shape with a hollow backside. The top of the shield shows the typical Wehrmacht eagle with spread wings, that is clutching a wreath of laurel leaves in its claws. In the centre of this wreath is a mobile swastika placed. The wreath is flanked by the dates 1941 and 1942, with left of the wreath 1941 and right 1942. Underneath the eagle comes the shield design with a rounded point at the bottom. The image on the shield is a scale map of the Russian mainland with underneath the Crimean Peninsula. The six most important places are showed as dots and the main rivers as slits in the landscape. In the middle of the peninsula stands the text ‘KRIM’. Because there were multiple producers of this shield, the colour can range from a dark chocolate brown colour to a fine pale bronze. At the backside is a supporting plate mounted with 3 or 4 pins and between these two parts is a piece of cloth placed. The colour of this piece of cloth depends on, in which Army branch the recipient served. This could be Wehrmacht or Kriegsmarine. This piece of cloth is shield shaped and is significant larger, so it could be sewed to the left sleeve of the uniform. The supporting plate with the pins was covered with a piece of red brown coloured paper or a piece of cloth. This was to protect the uniform from the pins. The number of pins can be different by producer, just as how detailed the shield is. This can range from a fine detailed shield to a very poor one. It was for the recipient also possible to buy a (9mm) stickpin of this award. This stickpin could be worn on the civilian tunic.

The Krim Shield was awarded in name of Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein and with the shield came a standard award document. The awarding was also noted in the Soldbuch. The shield was permanently worn on the left sleeve of the uniform and because of this there were multiple examples given to the recipient. It was also possible for the recipient to buy later new shields, this could in the official controlled LDO outlets. When the recipient owned multiple campaign shields, these could be worn underneath each other with 5mm space between them.

The criteria for receiving this shield were:

- That the recipient had served 3 months in the Crimea and for Kriegsmarine personnel was this 3 months in the waters that surround the peninsula.
- That the recipient had taken part in at least one major assault.
- That the recipient became wounded in the battle for the Crimea.

Bidermann, Gottlob-Herbert* August 28th, 1920
† September 1st, 2010

Grid List
Apelt, Fedor Johannes* October 14th, 1904
† April 15th, 1988

Alpers, Friedrich Ludwig Herbert* March 25th, 1901
† September 3rd, 1944
Plot: 61 Grave: 81

Abendroth, von, Ferdinand Max Karl (Pz.Abt.301)* January 4th, 1916
† July 16th, 1944

Attenberger, Franz-Xaver (Artillerie-Regiment 114)* July 19th, 1915
† August 9th, 1991

Austermann, Johannes (Grenadier-Regiment 1146)* June 24th, 1906
† August 12th, 1973

Amann, Herbert (Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 905)* October 11th, 1919
† January 12th, 1944

Alvermann, Gustav (Infanterie-Regiment 47)* October 9th, 1897
† June 7th, 1942
Plot: 10 

Alvensleben, von, Ludolf-Hermann (SS)* March 17th, 1901
† April 1st, 1970

Arndt, Johannes* October 7th, 1906
† July 6th, 1944

Ahlers, Bruno* November 3rd, 1915

Albers, Hans-Peter* November 20th, 1914
† March 10th, 1956

Ammeling, Bernhard* January 22nd, 1917
† July 8th, 1943

Appel, Heinrich* October 1st, 1920