The Luftwaffe Ground Assault Combat Badge (Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe) is a high-quality reproduction of an original badge.
These badges were awarded to Luftwaffe troops for achievement in ground combat, beginning in March, 1942. It was designed by Sigmund von Weech. The insignia depicts a flying Luftwaffe eagle while lightning strikes behind it.
The qualification for the badge was the participation in three separate combat operations. As the war progressed additional grades were added. Luftwaffe units, including Fallschirmjäger troops, who earned the Assault or Infantry Assault Badge prior to 1942 were required to switch to this badge.
The badge measures 2 3/8 inches by 1 5/8 inches.