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#1 Martin W

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:32

Besides collecting HSK awards i do collect photographs of KM awards in wear.This one is a new arrival and has become my favorite portrait.A great studio shot of Ernst Schwabe who was a crewman on the HSK "Stier".
Just a great portrait,IMO,and yes,he is wearing the HSK award.
So,please show your favorite portraits that show KM awards in wear.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:41

A close second is this very rare portrait that shows the "cloth" Destroyer badge in wear.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 15:42

top most pic a handsome fellow with the HSK abzeichen martin. I still have not forgotten the S-Boot tender Kommandeur with his special HSK badge for you.

more to come .......

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:16

Here's a nice group portrait with several awards shown -
Flak Badge, U-Boat, Minesweeper, Para, Ground Combat, Wound Badge - and Golden HJ Badge.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 20:46

wedding shot-1944

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 21:13

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#7 Norm F

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 00:28

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Am I seeing that correctly? Is that a photo of an Army guy wearing a KM Blockade Breaker badge?
What would be the story behind that?

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 00:41

Am I seeing that correctly? Is that a photo of an Army guy wearing a KM Blockade Breaker badge?
What would be the story behind that?

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Not that unusual Norm,
here is one that i have showing the BB award on a Heer uniform.
Gordon pointed out to me when i posted this photo that he was probably a member of the Merchant Navy when the badge was awarded and then later drafted into the Heer when they needed more "manpower".
BTW,Ulsterman,great photo.

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#9 Norm F

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 00:58

Not that unusual Norm,
here is one that i have showing the BB award on a Heer uniform.
Gordon pointed out to me when i posted this photo that he was probably a member of the Merchant Navy when the badge was awarded and then later drafted into the Heer when they needed more "manpower".
BTW,Ulsterman,great photo.

Regards,Martin.


Very interesting. Thanks Martin. And now looking around I also see this photo of an SS man wearing the Blockade Breaker as well:
http://www.wehrmacht...unner_badge.htm

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P.S. Nice minesweeper in wear there, Erich B.

Edited by Norm F, 20 January 2010 - 01:00 .


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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:11

are the uni's Heer or KM Marine Infantrie.... ? I have a couple of pics in March of 45 when several members of S-Boot Tender Tsingtau were on land and the members are wearing similar attire and have in the case of two members side by side, one wearing the Mine badge the other late war-2nd pattern S-Boot badge.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:18

are the uni's Heer or KM Marine Infantrie.... ? I have a couple of pics in March of 45 when several members of S-Boot Tender Tsingtau were on land and the members are wearing similar attire and have in the case of two members side by side, one wearing the Mine badge the other late war-2nd pattern S-Boot badge.

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Hi Erich,

No they're not Marineartillerie. You can tell by the insignia (boards, collar tabs) and the buttons, not to mention the Heer shooting lanyard. Can you post the photo you're describing?

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Edited by Norm F, 20 January 2010 - 01:19 .


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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:47

Kapitänleutnant Jürgen Ebert with DK, Luftwaffe Observers Badge and Luftwaffe Bomber Flight Clasp.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:50

Hans Joachim Ernst with Luftwaffe Observer Badge and Luft Recce Flight Clasp with Anhanger.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:21

Here's a nice group portrait with several awards shown -
Flak Badge, U-Boat, Minesweeper, Para, Ground Combat, Wound Badge - and Golden HJ Badge.


Gordon,

i really like the photo's that show multiple awards,quite a collection on your photo.
Here is one of my favorites.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:25

Hi,
here is my father (Crew XII 39) in 1942 as Oberfähnrich zur See wearing his EK s and the destroyer badge. To my knowledge he was the only ACTIVE (not reserve or come up thru the ranks) Oberfähnrich zur See to get the EK I and EK II at the same time
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:21

Very nice photos. Always interesting to get peoples family pictures as well. :)

Question: Is there a regulation on badge precidence and what badge should be worn and in what order. IE. If that LW Observer medal should be worn above the current assignment badge of a Uboat or HSF badge. If a recipient received the U-boat clasp and also has a long-range bomber clasp. I can't imagine them wearing both. But, what takes precident. The Sailor with the U-boat abzeichen badge and below the HSF. He qualified for both. I guess what I am trying to ask is that during the war, several people qualified for several badges. Can you look at a photo and figure out what type of unit the sailor served on currently for the picture? Upper badge being the current and lower badge being previous awards?
Hope that makes sense.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:50

Hi Justin,

it makes perfect sense and a very good question.
if you notice in the photo's posted above you can see that the EK1 takes precidence over all of the other awards.
How the recipients decided to display their other awards seems to vary from each individual.
I have seen awards worn above each other and side by side?
I am not sure what the regulations dictate,but something worth looking into now.
It could also be just a personal preference on behalf of the recipients?
I think that combat awards,according to regulations were worn above Sports badges,etc.
However,i have photo's with individuals wearing their wound badges above and below their combat awards?

Regards,Martin,

Edited by Martin W, 22 January 2010 - 02:02 .


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Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:10

I went scanning through the 3 book series "The Kriegsmarine: Uniforms and Traditions" By John Angolia. I did not see any reference to any such specification for badges. It is an interesting thing.
I would guess it could be obvious if we had some photos of lets say E-Boat men who were early on getting the destroyer badge and then later got the 1st model E-boat badge and see if there is a pattern and remained with the Schnellboot service.
Seems like several LW members converted to the KM. Wonder how many members of the KM went to other branches such as the army.
Battle at Narvik, maybe some of those Maat's and such had their fill of getting sunk and moved on to the Gebrigsjaeger. :)

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 19:41

This is absolutely one of my favorite studio photos. A crewman from Atlantis, who I have corresponded with for years.
What an absolutly wonderful array of badges!

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 16:02

Atlantis! Cool.
Obermat Jessing of the Prinz Eugen.

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