From my collection here is three heavily battledamaged beltbuckles. We can only imagine what caused these damages. The HJ and Heer buckle were found in the Kurland Kessel, while the SS buckle found in SS Nord positions in Karelia. None of the buckles shown were found with soldiers remains.
The heavily damaged HJ buckle might be a result from a MG salvo.
Seems like the SS buckle was near to a detonation.
A flattened Heer buckle, could it have been ran over by a tank,or prehaps it is the result of a detonation.
Heavily damaged RAD buckle.
W-SS Officer buckle with shrapnel hit.