Generaladmiral Walter Warzecha: Ribbon bar ID

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Generaladmiral Walter Warzecha: Ribbon bar ID

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 13 May 2018 16:50

Can you please help me to ID the awards on Warzecha's ribbon bar?
Thanks.

1st row:

- Spange zum EK 2. Klasse
- Ritterkreuz des Kgl. Preuß. Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern
- Ritterkreuz 2. Klasse des Herzogl. Sachsen-Ernestinischen Hausordens mit Schwertern
- Großherzoglich Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz 2. Klasse ???
- Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz ???
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer

2nd row:
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 1. Klasse
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse
- Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1 Oktober 1938 (Sudetenland Medaille) ???
- ???
- Memel Medaille ???
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Re: Generaladmiral Walter Warzecha: Ribbon bar ID

Post by Dave Danner » 13 May 2018 18:09

On the top row, #4 and #5 are indeed Oldenburg and Hamburg.
On the bottom row, I think #3 is the Olympia-Ehrenzeichen 2.Klasse, which Warzecha received on 15.1.1937, but the image is not clear enough.

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Re: Generaladmiral Walter Warzecha: Ribbon bar ID

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 13 May 2018 18:57

Thanks Dave!
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Re: Generaladmiral Walter Warzecha: Ribbon bar ID

Post by Cartaphilus » 13 May 2018 20:09

Dave Danner wrote: On the bottom row, I think #3 is the Olympia-Ehrenzeichen 2.Klasse, which Warzecha received on 15.1.1937, but the image is not clear enough.

I think so, Dave. Do you know if Warzecha received any foreign decoration? I remember a very blurry pic with a breast star grand cross (maybe Italian Crown Order or Hungarian Merit Order), but I lose it and I'm not sure.

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Re: Generaladmiral Walter Warzecha: Ribbon bar ID

Post by Dave Danner » 14 May 2018 04:01

I don't know of any other foreign awards.

If the last ribbon is the Memelland Medal, then the ribbon before it has to be German. Indeed, according to regulations the only ones that would fit between the Olympia-Ehrenzeichen 2.Klasse and the Memelland Medal would be the Anschluss and Sudeten Medals. So maybe it is a Sudeten, with the red of the ribbon turned dark in the black&white photo.

If the last ribbon is something foreign, like the German-Italian Commemorative Medal, then any number of foreign decorations are a possibility.

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Re: Generaladmiral Walter Warzecha: Ribbon bar ID

Post by luftk » 02 Jan 2019 14:25

Last 3 ribbons look like:
Olympia-Ehrenzeichen
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes 1939

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