(Vitézségi Érem)

Date Instituted

14 April 1939


Awarded for bravery, until September 1942 it was only awarded to non-commissioned ranks.

Number awarded

20 (Officer's Large Gold Medal), 39 (Large Gold Medal), 2.500 (Large Silver Medal), Small Silver Medal (8.500), Broze Medal (35.000)

Oberwachtmeister Friedrich Dath
(Courtesy of Daniel L)


It was awarded in these grades:
Officer's Large Gold Medal (added Septemper 1942)
Large Gold Medal (added April 1939)
Large Silver Medal (added April 1939)
Small Silver Medal (added April 1939)
Bronze Medal (added April 1939)

Photo courtesy of Antiques & Militaria.

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - German World War 2 Medals & Political Awards: The Satellite States
David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, Vol 3