The inscription on the iron cross

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The inscription on the iron cross

Post by HeatRayRU » 30 Mar 2019 12:46

Iron cross. That's clear. What could the inscription on the back mean? Lieutenant Ahlborn? What kind of numbers? Any idea? Thank you!
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Re: The inscription on the iron cross

Post by hucks216 » 30 Mar 2019 13:41

Could be a Feldpost Number with the 'A' indicating he was in the Stab, although such inscriptions on the reverse of EK's are heavily faked -

(Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) Stab III Artillerie-Regiment 23
(28.4.1940-14.9.1940) Stab III u. 7.-9. Batterie Artillerie-Regiment 23

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Re: The inscription on the iron cross

Post by HeatRayRU » 30 Mar 2019 13:51

Thank you very much for the information! This cross and the inscription on it are authentic. I got it from a veteran who took the cross off a dead German during the war. The fate of Lieutenant Ahlborn is very interesting.

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