Badge of the Croatian Legion WWII
Badge in die stamped aluminum, lacquered center, pin back. Unmarked, although made by Zagreb's makers "B. Knaus" and "ME-BA". Very fine condition. Worn on the right uniform pocket. This badge was awarded to all members of the Croatian legionary units (Navy, Army, Air Force). Most of these units were involved in the battles on the Eastern Front, in Russia, most notably 369.th (Kroat). Regiment. Commander of the Regiment was Colonel Markulj, a Croat. He was replaced by another Croat, Colonel Viktor Pavicic, as regimental Commander. Only a small number of the NCO's of the regiment were Germans, all other members were Croats. (Illustrated in D. Littlejohn's "Foreign Legion of The Third Reich", V.3, p.189).