LUFTWAFFE 6-PLACE MEDAL BAR, AFRIKA & OST FRONT
DESCRIPTION: This Luftwaffe Medal bar features a 1939 Iron Cross 2nd class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Russian Front Medal, Mint 4 & 12 Year Long Service Medals w/Luft Devices and the German-Italian Campaign Medal (maker marked Milano); Complete with black wook backing and heavy steel pinback. A very nice Medal Bar!-$695.
BACKGROUND:The wear of Awards, Medal Bars and Ribbon Bars were addressed in regulations of April 28TH 1937 and followed the established directives that had been previously laid down. When an award was instituted the introductory orders would prescribe the proper form of wear with most of the awards being permitted to be grouped together on a medal or ribbon bar. The medal bars were intended for wear on the walking-out dress and formal uniforms while the ribbon bars were intended for all other forms of dress. Strict regulations listed the required order in which awards were authorized to be worn on the medal and ribbon bars.