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Brian R

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    WWI and WWII Germany - primarily the Iron Cross First and Second Class

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  1. Brian R

    Document help needed

    Yup. I'm saying (or thinking) that there must have been a number of guys wounded in the fighting of 1918 that were decorated with the EK2 after the war as a result (without any official policy stating they should).
  2. Brian R

    Document help needed

    Great information, Dave. I would also think a number of the post war EK2s were related to the wounded, in addition to POWs and internees. I'm sure it wasn't official policy, but I'm of the opinion that a significant amount (if not close to half in WWII) of EKs were awarded in relation to wounds, both "Black" type as well as the "heavy" wounds (that became official policy in WWII), in both world wars. So, just my general belief in the close connection between being wounded and being decorated with an EK2, would have me think that these post war EKs would show similar trends.
  3. GreyC - Thanks for the reply. I'm sorry but I should have mentioned that I am also aware of his unit (or the unit he was in) when he was named in the EB. My goal here was to see if there is any chance he was named in any publication before the war - perhaps he served before WWII but, of course, could have been a civilian called up for war service. I'm also aware of the KTB information. The roll is also available via NARA but it is cost prohibitive to buy the whole thing. I could pay a researcher to comb through, but I am hoping to avoid that if possible (at this time). So, I'm still at the same point as before - I know his rank, unit, award dated (and date of his actions and location) but have nothing more. Once again, I appreciate your reply. Best, Brian
  4. Hi Guys - This is a long shot but I'll give it a go. I'm looking for any information on a Doctor named Horst Wieckert. He was a Regimentsarzt during WWII but I'm guessing he was older than your typical landser and was around in WWI or maybe even just listed in a 1920s or 30s era Rank List. I know nothing of him except that he was married to a woman by the name of Else with a Birkenwerder-Berlin address. He was named in the EB in January 1944. Any chance someone knows of him? Anything?
  5. Very helpful. Thank you. I would guess that Kiel is a reference to where he received the EK, probably after the war.
  6. Thank you, Andreas. This is very helpful. I don't know much about Imperial Marine Infantry units... any idea where 2. Marine-Infanterie-Regiment would have been based out of or who they would have been subordinate to?
  7. Hi Guys - Is there any chance more information can be found about this officer? Someone posted a query on him on the WAF a while back and guys like Paul C were able to confirm that he was a POW in England after the war and that he, at one point, was with 2. Marine-Infanterie-Regiment. His private purchase EK1 is engraved and includes Kiel below his name. The fact that Kiel is included makes me wonder if he was actually on a ship when he earned his EK1 before he was transported to the infantry. Any info or any thoughts? Thanks, B
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    Offered is a wonderful Purple Heart set with WWI Victory Medal (and three clasps) to a Corporal with 305th Ambulance Company, 302nd Ambulance Train. I just recently bought this set but have to now let it go due to a number of other purchases of similar PHs from the same unit.Corporal Roy W. Gast was born on December 6, 1894 in Pennsylvania. He arrived in France in April 1918 and saw action on the Vesle River, the Aisne and the Meuse-Argonne. He was gassed on May 29, 1918.His scarce, early Purple Heart is numbered 61,360 from the second order with the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company of Philadelphia, PA. It includes its original box and is engraved on the reverse. Also included is Gast's WWI Victory Medal with Aisne-Marne, Muese Argonne and Defensive Sector clasps.This set is featured on the wonderful website, To Honor Our Fallen. http://www.tohonorourfallen.com/wwi.htmIt is a rare, early set from 1937.$365 plus shipping. We split the PayPal fee.Please send a PM if interested.


  9. Brian R

    Prague Bar

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    Prague Bar. Two flat, tapered prongs. $35 plus shipping Pleases end a PM if interested. Thanks! Brian


    , New York

  10. Brian R

    EK1 Schön

    Excellent set!
  11. Brian R

    Two German Army Roll Clasps

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    Offered are two ORIGINAL German Army Roll Clasps or Ehrenblattspangen. Both are Otto Klein made. The first (on the left) is the type with the smaller pins, while the second (on the right) is the type with the larger pins (one of the larger pins is missing on the second one). Both are excellent quality! Prices are $1,675 for the first type and $1,625 for the second type. Shipping and fees are extra; shipping fees vary by locations and services. Please send a PM or email me at info@kleinekillpress.com if interested. Thank you, Brian


    , New York

  12. Brian R

    Machine Gunner EK1

    Yes, how?!?!?!
  13. Definitely a fascinating award document and it's always amazing to see the way you guys can dissect and interpret such pieces when the details are so overlapping.