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Title 2nd pattern E-boat badge
Nationality German
Period c 1942

This fine badge is marked 'R.S.' on the reverse for Rudolf Suval of Vienna. This mark is his old war-time mark, the post-war being distinguished by being in Roman lettering. The qualification for receiving this was for 12 sorties, outstanding leadership or a particularly successful mission.

The most famous action was at Slapton Sands on the Devon coast in the run-up to the Normandy invasion (1944), where 700 American soldiers lost their lives in a practice landing operation when surprised by E-boats. These boats were armed with torpedo tubes and 20 mm canon.

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[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Navy]


Bayonet arrived safe and well earlier, finally got a chance to unwrap it and have a quick peek and am very pleased, thanks!

T R, UK, 07.11.2013

I got the helmet yesterday. It's a great piece.

L L, USA, 21.04.2009