Ribbon bar ID: Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Ernst Stieringer

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Ribbon bar ID: Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Ernst Stieringer

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 11 Oct 2017 20:30

These are the awards of Vizeadmiral Stieringer I found on geocities:

- Deutsches Kreuz in Silber: am 03.02.1945 als Vizeadmiral (Ing.) und Inspekteur der Rüstungsinspektion XI (Hannover), Beauftragter und Bevollmächtigter für Kraftfahrzeugeinsatz- und Erfassung im OKW
- 1914 EK II
- 1914 EK I
- k.u.k. Österr. Goldenes Verdienstkreuz mit der Krone am Bande der Tapferkeitsmedaille
- Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond
- U-Bootskriegsabzeichen, 1918
- Kgl. Preuß. Dienstauszeichnungskreuz III. Klasse
- Schlesischer Adler-Orden II. Stufe
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
- Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern
- Kriegsverdienstkreuz I. Klasse mit Schwertern

But looking at his ribbon bar maybe some Awards are missing? Please help me ID if I missed any. Thanks.
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Re: Ribbon bar ID: Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Ernst Stieringer

Post by VtwinVince » 11 Oct 2017 21:41

Looks like a Sudetenland Medal at far right, next to the Iron Halfmoon.

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Re: Ribbon bar ID: Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Ernst Stieringer

Post by Dave Danner » 12 Oct 2017 00:37

Given that he was born in Zerbst in Anhalt, I would guess that the third ribbon is the Anhalt Friedrichkreuz (green with narrow red stripes near the edges). However ...

He is not in the rolls for the Friedrichkreuz and the cross is not listed among his awards in the Reichsmarine rank lists. I suppose that it is possible that he "self-awarded" it. He would not be the first senior Wehrmacht officer I have found wearing WW1 decorations he had not earned.

I agree that the last ribbon looks like it might be a Sudetenland Medal. However, if so, it is improperly placed after the Turkish War Medal, since it is a German medal.

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Re: Ribbon bar ID: Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Ernst Stieringer

Post by Requin Marteau » 12 Oct 2017 08:02

"Militärischer Teil-Nachlass des Vizeadmirals Ernst Stieringer (1891 - 1975)".
http://neumanns-auktionen.de/auktionen/ ... 35248.html

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Re: Ribbon bar ID: Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Ernst Stieringer

Post by VtwinVince » 12 Oct 2017 16:40

It wouldn't be the first time precedence was wrong. I think ribbon 3 might be from Schwarzburg.

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Re: Ribbon bar ID: Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Ernst Stieringer

Post by Dave Danner » 12 Oct 2017 23:38

VtwinVince wrote:It wouldn't be the first time precedence was wrong. I think ribbon 3 might be from Schwarzburg.
Not in the Schwarzburg rolls and no known connection to Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt or Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

As he was born in Anhalt, I am in fact surprised that he was not in the Anhalt rolls. There is a Stieringer family in nearby Aken an der Elbe, which was part of Prussia, so perhaps he was born in Zerbst, but was a Prussian and not a native Anhaltiner. By contrast, the Dönitz family was from Zerbst, so even though Karl Dönitz was born in Prussia where his father was working, Karl was considered an Anhaltiner durch Abstammung. Karl did live in Zerbst for at least part of his childhood, too, so his Friedrichkreuz was easily approved.

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