|Collection||Robert A. Niemann|
|WVM ID Number||V2009.90.4|
|Object Name||Badge, Military|
|Title||Badge, Wound, Black, Germany|
|Year Range from||1918|
|Year Range to||1918|
|Event||World War I|
|Description||Badge, Black Wound. Hollow back design. Die struck, black enameled. Vertical oval with an embossed, high relief, profile of a M16 pattern helmet superimposed over crossed swords on a pebbled base encompassed by an embossed oval laurel leaf wreath. Round pin closure on reverse. No maker's mark.|
Owned by Robert A. Niemann, who served as an aerial observer pilot in the Imperial German Army Air Service during World War I before immigrating to Madison, Wisconsin in 1923.
Niemann was wounded on March 9, 1918 while on an artillery spotting mission. His plane was shot up by three Sopwith Camels, mortally wounding his observer, Lieutenant Luft, and hitting Niemann in the left side and in the right thigh.
|Place of Origin||Germany|
|Material||Steel/ black enamel|
Niemann, Robert A.
World War I
Imperial German Army