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Erik Krogh

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  1. Great emblem, Andreas! I have a wooden plaque of this same logo from Funkmeister Kupfermann's estate. Best Regards, Erik
  2. Reverse of Traditions badge for the 24th U-Flotilla and U-748.
  3. Traditions badge for the 24th U-Flotilla and U-748 (ex Italian S5). Just picked this up at the SOS in Louisville KY over the weekend. No provenance except for the story: the seller is an old-time collector from Chicago who used to hang around with Hans Goebler (U-505). Purportedly this badge came from one of Hans' friends. Not much to go on, but the construction looks reasonably period so I took a chance.
  4. I just looked at this tunic at the SOS, and I believe it to be period. Best, Erik
  5. Erik Krogh

    Narvik Shields

    ... and the destroyer awards!
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    Narvik Shields

    Chris, Wonderful that your wife's grandfather's awards are still in the family. Thanks for posting the Narviks, the wound badges, and the documents. Best Regards, Erik
  7. Hi John, It's difficult to see much detail from the picture that you've posted. I don't much like the stand up collar - it is different from the standard KM collar which featured five rows of reinforcing stitching. The ends of the collar also appear sharp as opposed to the typical rounded edges. It would be great if you could get better photos to analyze. Best Regards, Erik
  8. Don, That is a great photo that you have! Nice to see this badge in wear in a period photo. Thanks for posting. Best Regards, Erik
  9. Hello Peter, Well, you've picked a tough one to confirm as pre-45. There does not appear to be a consensus regarding the specific characteristics of a Third Reich original, as the same design was used post-45 in the Bundesmarine. The conventional wisdom on these is to let the badge's finish guide your originality opinion. Since both of the badges that you have posted appear to have a vintage look, you could probably choose either of them. In this case, originality is in the eye of the beholder. For what it's worth, here is a scan of my badge, which resembles the second type that you have posted. Erik
  10. Gordon, Fantastic doc grouping for Hans Ellerbrock! Thanks for posting. Best Regards, Erik
  11. Thanks everyone for your kind words regarding this grouping. I will post more at a later date - on the way to China now, so will be incommunicado for a few days. Hucks, The reason I used the qualifier "only" for Nehm's awards is because his destroyer badge is not entered. You are absolutely right - the EKII and HK awards were something that I'm sure that Herr Nehm was proud of. No, there is no photo in the Soldbuch, unfortunately. Best Regards, Erik
  12. The Nehm photo album highlights are now in the documentation forum http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/52364-a-kriegsmarine-career-hj-rad-hilfskreuzer-and-zerstorer/page__pid__477815#entry477815