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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 29 Jun 2017 14:20

Are these 3 awards circled: Iron Cross 1st Class, U-Boat War Badge (1918) and War Merit Cross 1st Class with swords?
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Post by Ian Hulley » 29 Jun 2017 14:23

Kriegsmarine Großadmiral wrote:Are these 3 awards circled: Iron Cross 1st Class, U-Boat War Badge (1918) and War Merit Cross 1st Class with swords?
Yes, almost certainly. EKI (1914) by the looks of it.

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Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 29 Jun 2017 14:28

Thank you. It is the 1914 EKI. I would also be grateful if someone could help me ID the awards (medal bar) of these 2 Admirals.
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Post by Ian Hulley » 29 Jun 2017 14:30

That won't be possible with any degree of accuracy based on those photographs.

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Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 24 Jul 2017 22:48

Can anyone help ID any medals? Except the EK I and II, they are obvious. The man in question is Vizeadmiral Paul Wülfing von Ditten.
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Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 23 Sep 2017 19:58

Any idea what this award might be? I know it is covered by his hand but someone might give an idea on what it could be? There weren't that many breast badges, and this one doesn't look like a cross.
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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 12 Oct 2017 16:35

Does anyone know what this award is (the last medal, cross-shaped). Although similar it isn't the Cruz del Mérito Militar con distintivo rojo.
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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Cartaphilus » 16 Oct 2017 20:04

On the Axis Biographical Research Fórum we've seen this portrait of Generaloberst Wilhelm Adam? Does anyone know wich decoration appears next to the Grand Cross of the Merit Order of Hungary?


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Post by matthew4108 » 17 Oct 2017 20:02

Cartaphilus wrote:On the Axis Biographical Research Fórum we've seen this portrait of Generaloberst Wilhelm Adam? Does anyone know wich decoration appears next to the Grand Cross of the Merit Order of Hungary?

That would be the Chilean Order of Merit. It came as a breast star with a sash and the badge (which he's wearing around his neck)
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 19 Oct 2017 16:26

Hi, what is the shield in Theodor Scherer's sleeve?

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 19 Oct 2017 16:57

01.07.1942 Cholmschild !

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 19 Oct 2017 22:38

Thank you Oberstab

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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Cartaphilus » 20 Oct 2017 19:00

Two wound badges, from both World Wars?

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Post by von thoma » 21 Oct 2017 18:37

Yes.
WW II at left, and WW I wound badge at right.
"It was much more common for servicemen "consolidate" their total number of wounds into the relevant class of the WW II award".
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Post by HPL2008 » 25 Oct 2017 07:29

von thoma wrote:Yes.
WW II at left, and WW I wound badge at right.
"It was much more common for servicemen "consolidate" their total number of wounds into the relevant class of the WW II award".
Not just common, but regulation, actually.

Wounds from WW1 and the Spanish Civil war for which a Wound Badge had been awarded were always added to those from WW2 when determining the appropriate grade for the WW2 Wound Badge. This also applied to the special Wound Badge for 20 July 1944.

It was not permitted to wear two Wound Badges simultaneously (even if they were from different wars); only the highest grade was to be worn.

(But we all know that regulations were not always adhered to, and Generals in particular could always get away with a lot more than some humble private.)

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