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Schützenschnur Heer

The Schützenschnur was introduced at first on 29th June 1936 by the Oberkommando der Heeres for the Heer and was made in four grades (Stufe 1-4). It was meant for Infantrymen in Infantry, Mountain troops, Motorized Infantry, Parachutists etc. and for Artillerymen.

On 17th October 1938 a second version was introduced, containing 12 grades. This time it was for Infantrymen, Artillerymen and Armored troopers.

The cord was meant to recognise the ability to shoot with rifle, light machinegun, heavy machinegun, anti-tank weapon, 2 cm anti aircraft weapon, but also in recognition for firing infantry-, artillery-, and tankguns. The cord was made of winded aluminium wire with a plaque at the top. The plaque differed accoridng to the units intended. The cord was meant for privates and non-commisioned officers and to be worn on all uniforms with exception of the battle dress.
Officers could not apply for the cord and were not allowed to wear them.

Neuer, Herbert* January 14th, 1918
† May 2nd, 1942

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Neuer, Herbert14-01-191802-05-1942 

Subonderscheidingen

Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 1Markmanship Lanyard 1st Grade
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 2Markmanship Lanyard 2nd Grade
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 3Markmanship Lanyard 3rd Grade
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 4Markmanship Lanyard 4th Grade
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 5Markmanship Lanyard 5th Grade
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 6Markmanship Lanyard 6th Grade
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 7Markmanship Lanyard 7th Grade
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 8Markmanship Lanyard 8th Grade
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 9Markmanship Lanyard 9th Grade
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 10Markmanship Lanyard 10th Grade
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 11Markmanship Lanyard 11th Grade
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Schützenschnur Heer, Stufe 12Markmanship Lanyard 12th Grade
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown