Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge (Erdkampfabzeichen). The Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge was introduced by 'Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring' on 31 March 1942. For award to all Luftwaffe personnel who had distinguished themselves in ground combat. Certain criteria had to be met for award of the badge with the main criteria being three separate ground combat actions. This badge is a nice 'Zink' example, the badge is having a separately attached tombak silver eagle. The badge is not visible maker marked, it can most likely be attributed to production by the company of 'J.E. Hammer & Söhne' in Geringswalde. The badge has naturally a functional pin & catch construction. Nice original badge in very good condition!