Which award?

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Which award?

Postby luckystrike78 » 26 Feb 2018 18:19

Has anyone an idea which award this guy is wearing under the EKI (1914)? The pic was taken in 1938 or 1939 - before WWII.
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Re: Which award?

Postby von thoma » 27 Feb 2018 22:47

It seems a Danzig Cross.
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Re: Which award?

Postby luckystrike78 » 28 Feb 2018 19:32

Thanks for your reply. The problem is - the Danzig cross was instituted on 31 august 1939. This guy already recieved the EKI (1939) in september 1939, but he doesnt wear it - so I am quite sure this pic was taken before the beginning of WWII.

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Re: Which award?

Postby luckystrike78 » 28 Feb 2018 19:33

Here are his awards:
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Re: Which award?

Postby Max » 01 Mar 2018 00:31

luckystrike78 wrote:Has anyone an idea which award this guy is wearing under the EKI (1914)? The pic was taken in 1938 or 1939 - before WWII.
luckystrike78 wrote: This guy already recieved the EKI (1939) in september 1939, but he doesnt wear it - .

Please help to clear up my confusion.
How can you tell which EK he is wearing or not wearing ? - they are both very indistinct.
I have no knowledge of the protocols regarding the wearing of medals , but
is it possible he is wearing EK1 [1914?] AND EK1 [1939] ?
OR
EK1 [1939] AND EK2 [1939]
You say that he doesn't wear his EK1 [1939] - why do you say this?
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Re: Which award?

Postby luckystrike78 » 01 Mar 2018 17:36

When a WWI veteran recied the EKI a second time in WWII he got a so called "Wiederholungsspange":
http://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/zweite ... 38251.html

That would look that way:
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Re: Which award?

Postby luckystrike78 » 08 Mar 2018 17:15

I found this photo. It was taken 25.10.1938. It seems the guy is wearing the same cross as above. Any idea now?
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Re: Which award?

Postby Max » 09 Mar 2018 11:31

War Merit Cross First Class ???? the above seems a little different though - more like a Maltese Cross
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Merit_Cross
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Re: Which award?

Postby GregSingh » 09 Mar 2018 12:28

Looks like one of those KVK crosses from Germany's historical regions, there are several on that list, perhaps Mecklenburg Schwerin?

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Re: Which award?

Postby Max » 09 Mar 2018 13:23

OR maybe ?
WW1 Combats Medal w. Ribbon, Cross
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Re: Which award?

Postby luckystrike78 » 09 Mar 2018 18:50

Max wrote:War Merit Cross First Class ???? the above seems a little different though - more like a Maltese Cross
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Merit_Cross
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One can exclude all awards that were introduced after 1939. The second pic was for sure taken during a ceremony on 25.10.1938.
The first pic is pre war as well.

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Re: Which award?

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Re: Which award?

Postby GregSingh » 10 Mar 2018 02:26

maybe this one?


But it's not on the list you provided. Or the list does not matter?
I still think it's one of KVK crosses.

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Re: Which award?

Postby luckystrike78 » 10 Mar 2018 11:47

Could be that you are right. The list is part of his personal file - thats why I was wondering which award that is.....

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Re: Which award?

Postby Dwight Pruitt » 10 Mar 2018 16:06

It's the Johanniterorden.


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