Ramcke's badges

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Ramcke's badges

Post by JockCampbell41 » 24 Sep 2011 09:43

Hallo,

I'd just like to confirm the badges of rank that General Hermann Bernard Ramcke is shown wearing in these photos:

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I'm guessing, the EK 1914 Spange, EK I, Pilot/Observer Badge, Wound Badge and... Fallschirmjäger Badge? I'm really only not sure about the Pilot/Observer Badge - as it could be either that or the Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Ramcke's badges

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Re: Ramcke's badges

Post by JockCampbell41 » 18 Oct 2011 07:02

Yes I did try a basic search - I'm not stupid (sheesh) - that still doesn't tell me what badges Ramcke is wearing in the picture as some are obscured. It's not a question of which badges he had but which ones are shown on the historical pictures.

Furthermore, a photo of General Ramcke shows him wearing the AFRIKA cuff title but as a veteran of Crete, I was wondering why he wouldn't or isn't shown wearing the KRETA cuff title. Surely this action was of great pride for him as well as his epic battle and escape from the British pursuit in Africa after El Alamein.

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Re: Ramcke's badges

Post by VtwinVince » 19 Oct 2011 21:40

In the photo at right he is wearing the Prussian Golden Military Merit Cross in the buttonhole.

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Re: Ramcke's badges

Post by JockCampbell41 » 21 Oct 2011 09:14

Danke!

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Re: Ramcke's badges

Post by graveland » 21 Oct 2011 16:03

Hi, Jock.

Most simple... ahh his awards and decorations!

General der Fallschirmtruppe Hermann-Bernhard RAMCKE

- Ritterkreuz (292): am 21.08.1941 als Generalmajor und Kommandeur der Ergänzungseinheiten und Schulen des XI. Fliegerkorps (Oberst, Führer des Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1)
- Eichenlaub (145): am 13.11.1942 als Generalmajor und Kommandeur der Luftwaffen-Jäger-Brigade “Ramcke” (01.12.1942: Überreichung des Eichenlaub durch Adolf Hitler im FHQ, Wolfsschanze)
- Schwerter (99): am 19.09.1944 als Generalleutnant und Kommandant der Festung Brest
- Brillanten (20): am 19.09.1944 als Generalleutnant und Kommandant der Festung Brest
- Preuss. Goldenes Militär-Verdienstkreuz: am 20.04.1918 als Offiziers-Stellvertreter in der Sturm-Abteilung des Marinekorps Flandern
- EK II. Klasse: 17.04.1916
- EK I. Klasse: 27.01.1917
- Verwundetenabzeichen in Gold: 03.11.1919
- Baltenkreuz: 05.11.1919
- Königl. Preuss. Militärehrenzeichen I. Klasse: 20.10.1920
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer: 26.01.1935
- Dienstauszeichnung IV. Klasse: 02.10.1936
- Dienstauszeichnung III. Klasse: 02.10.1936
- Dienstauszeichnung II. Klasse: 02.10.1936
- Dienstauszeichnung I. Klasse: 02.10.1936
- EK II. Klasse – Spange -: 01.10.1939 (durch Generalfeldmarschall Ewald von Kleist)
- Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen: 01.08.1940
- EK I. Klasse – Spange -: 23.05.1941 (durch Generaloberst Kurt Student)
- Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe
- Königl. Italienische Silberne Tapferkeitsmedaille (Medaglie al Valore Militare): 1942
- Ärmelband “Afrika”
- Ärmelband “Kreta”
- Gemeinsames Flugzeugführer- und Beobachterabzeichen in Gold mit Brillanten

Cheers.

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Re: Ramcke's badges

Post by JockCampbell41 » 28 Jan 2012 07:08

Thanks very much!

So it's the Preuss. Goldenes Militär-Verdienstkreuz, ribbon from the buttonhole, the EK I. Klasse – Spange, Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen, Verwundetenabzeichen in Gold and Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe on his Africa tunic. I think I should be able to dress my Ramcke figure up properly now!

Many thanks,
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Re: Ramcke's badges

Post by Laurence Strong » 29 Jan 2012 22:40

JockCampbell41 wrote:Yes I did try a basic search - I'm not stupid (sheesh) - that still doesn't tell me what badges Ramcke is wearing in the picture as some are obscured. It's not a question of which badges he had but which ones are shown on the historical pictures.


I would like to apologize for my outburst. I have no issues with my spending hours looking for answers as i tend to learn things at the same time. However having said that IIRC there were a number of threads that day with people looking for answers without trying to find them themselves, this laziness is something that irk's me to no end.


Once again I am sorry for the outburst

Sincerely
Larry

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Re: Ramcke's badges

Post by JockCampbell41 » 04 Mar 2012 10:15

Hi Larry,

Apology accepted - I do know it can be irksome when people ask questions without having tried running a basic search and all that. In the end it all worked out well and with everyone's help the badges were figured out.

Danke!
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Re: Ramcke's badges

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 11 Jun 2012 18:54

Ribbon bar of Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke...

Source: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... ost5139796
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