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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 03 Feb 2023 16:14

Great! Thank you HPL2008

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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 09 Oct 2023 06:53

Gentlemen,

Anymore pictures of decorations in wear?

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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by GWorldmann » 27 Nov 2023 17:41

Hello! What is this award or badge? Thank you
Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Weinknecht
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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Foxhovnd » 28 Dec 2023 22:15

Greetings

I am a new member of the forum and I would like some insight on a piece of history I own.
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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Foxhovnd » 28 Dec 2023 23:04

GWorldmann wrote:
27 Nov 2023 17:41
Hello! What is this award or badge? Thank you
Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Weinknecht
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It looks like a Deutsches Cross in Silver

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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by HPL2008 » 29 Dec 2023 10:42

Foxhovnd wrote:
28 Dec 2023 23:04
GWorldmann wrote:
27 Nov 2023 17:41
Hello! What is this award or badge? Thank you
Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Weinknecht
Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Weinknecht 44.jpg
It looks like a Deutsches Cross in Silver
I can't ID it, but this is definitely not a DKiS or DKiG. The outline and proportions don't match at all, and it's on the wrong side of the tunic for a DK.

Weinknecht was indeed a recipient of the DKiS, but it's on his right pocket (as it should be).
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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by HPL2008 » 29 Dec 2023 10:45

Foxhovnd wrote:
28 Dec 2023 22:15
I am a new member of the forum and I would like some insight on a piece of history I own.
It's a cap badge for the Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB) [National Air Raid Protection League].

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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Foxhovnd » 29 Dec 2023 12:21

HPL2008 wrote:
29 Dec 2023 10:45
Foxhovnd wrote:
28 Dec 2023 22:15
I am a new member of the forum and I would like some insight on a piece of history I own.
It's a cap badge for the Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB) [National Air Raid Protection League].
Wow great, thanks a lot HPL2008
Cheers

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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Simpleton18 » 30 Dec 2023 20:20

GWorldmann wrote:
27 Nov 2023 17:41
Hello! What is this award or badge? Thank you
Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Weinknecht
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Hello, I looked into any other 8 pointed awards and the only one I could find was the Medal for Gallantry and Merit for Members of the Eastern Peoples, I couldn't find any documentation about whether Weinknecht was awarded this but it's possible that the documentation was lost as it would have been awarded after July 1944, which is when he was awarded his Iron Cross, a month later in August 1944 he surrendered or was captured in an encirclement. As far as I'm aware the circumstances of this award allowed ethnic Germans who had served/commanded in a unit made up of soldiers from Eastern Territories, I don't know the ethnic makeup of his unit(s) so this is just speculation based off of the fact that it's POSSIBLE he could have been eligible, medal shape and other pictures I've found of the medal, it looks to be a similar size and is worn in the same place. Compare to picture of Erwein von Thun und Hohenstein, his MGMMEP is on the left side of the tunic underneath everything else, he also sports a silver German Cross on the other side of the tunic, providing a good size comparison
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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by HPL2008 » 30 Dec 2023 21:14

Sorry, but no; this is clearly not the Eastern Peoples' Decoration, either.

It's some foreign award (Italian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian Finnish...), but which one...?

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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Simpleton18 » 30 Dec 2023 21:48

I did come across earlier that he was given the Order of the Crown of Romania, but the shape doesn't look the same to me, though it can have what looks like 8 points? For me it's between what I said in my first post and that, but the original picture from GWorldmann is kind of hard to see, for me at least.

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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Fallersleben » 31 Dec 2023 08:33

I have this unknown piece here, two crossed skis. There is a safety pin on the back.
Does this perhaps belong to the ski hunters?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by GWorldmann » 31 Dec 2023 11:28

HPL2008 wrote:
30 Dec 2023 21:14
Sorry, but no; this is clearly not the Eastern Peoples' Decoration, either.

It's some foreign award (Italian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian Finnish...), but which one...?
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Re: Unidentified Medals, Decorations, Badges in wear

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 17 Jan 2024 15:08

AlifRafikKhan wrote:
05 Sep 2020 20:16
Hi, what is the neck order of Generalmajor Axel von der Lochau?

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20091027113 ... _AXEL.html
Did you find out the answer?
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