WW2 GERMAN ARMY 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD DOCUMENT AND MEDAL TO 3RD PANZER REGIMENT OF THE 1ST PANZER DIVISION
The 1st Panzer-Division was an armoured division in the German Army (Wehrmacht), during World War 2.
The division was one of the original three tank divisions established by Germany in 1935. It took part in pre-war occupations of Austria and Czechoslovakia and the invasions of Poland in 1939 and Belgium and France in 1940. From 1941 to 1945, it fought on the Eastern Front, except for a period in 1943 when it was sent for refitting to France and Greece. At the end of the war, the division surrendered to US forces in Bavaria.
Award document issued to Unteroffizier Helmut Kunz of the 3rd Panzer Regiment on the 01 April 1938 and signed General Major Rudolf Schmidt commander of the 1 Panzer Division at the time of issue and the Regimental Commander. This certificate comes with its original 4 year long service medal.