Konteradmiral z.V./Obergeneralarbeitsführer Wilhelm Busse Award Documents

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Konteradmiral z.V./Obergeneralarbeitsführer Wilhelm Busse Award Documents

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 02 Feb 2019 20:30

I just found a bunch of documents for Busse's awards. I will include the complete list of his awards in my Kriegsmarine Admirals Database.
But I have a couple of questions about these documents.

1. One document (1st below) says Busse was awarded the Anhaltisches Erinnerungskreuz in Silber mit der Jahreszahl 1932. Does anyone know how this medal looks like? I wasn't able to find any info on google. And was it a Civilian decoration?

2. The award document for his Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) II. Klasse (see 2nd below) doesn't specify if it was mit Schwertern or ohne Schwerter. It is interesting that this document was signed by Hitler. The document for the Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) I. Klasse mit Schwertern (see 3rd photo below), except Hitler, also mentiones Dönitz and is signed by (I pressume) Konteradmiral Werner Schönermark (Chef des Marinetruppenamtes 01 May 1944-22 Jul 1945).
Since the document for his Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) II. Klasse addresses Busse as Obergeneralarbeitsführer (I don't know if this classified as a military or civilian function?), is it possible that the II. Klasse was ohne Schwerter and then the I. Klasse mit Schwertern (like the document says)? What I mean, was it possible Busse was awarded the II. Klasse of the Kriegsverdienstkreuz ohne Schwerter and then the I. Klasse mit Schwertern?

I hope you will understand my questions.
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Here is the source for the documents: http://www.johnsonreferencebooks.com/sh ... sse-28665/
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Re: Konteradmiral z.V./Obergeneralarbeitsführer Wilhelm Busse Award Documents

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 02 Feb 2019 20:32

Here is the rest of the documents:
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Re: Konteradmiral z.V./Obergeneralarbeitsführer Wilhelm Busse Award Documents

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 02 Feb 2019 21:20

I am not so familiar with the award documents, but here is another question.

Did the award documents for the Kriegsverdienstkreuz I./II. Klasse ohne Schwerter just say "Kriegsverdienstkreuz I./II. Klasse"?
And then the Kriegsverdienstkreuz I./II. Klasse mit Schwertern would be written like "Kriegsverdienstkreuz I./II. Klasse mit Schwertern"?

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