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  1. I want to start this thread where I will post different photos of Croatian WW2 Generals that served in the Austro-Hungarian army during WW1. I need help with identifying their awards. Sometimes there will be other decorations (not just Austro-Hungarian) and I hope you can help me ID those also. First up is General Vladimir Laxa. Holder of the Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Maria Theresa. 1 Gallipoli Star (Ottoman War Medal) 2 Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Maria Theresa 3 Military Merit Cross 2nd Class with War Decoration and Swords ??? 4 Order of the Iron Crown 2nd Class with War Decoration ??? 5 ??? 6 Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with War Decoration ??? 7 ??? 8 ??? 9 ??? 10 ??? 11 Croatian Military Order of the Iron Trefoil 2nd Class 12 Grand Cross of the Romanian Order of the Crown ??? 13 ??? Please tell me if you agree with my "???" and also write the class of the awards if you know them. You can also write the names of the awards in German. Thanks!
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    I know about that page. But I was only able to find Slavko Kvaternik, not the rest. I don't have much experience with k.u.k. books and Rangliste. So I don't know where to search exactly.
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Thank you guys for all the help! Does anyone have any info about the A-H awards of the following Croatian officers: Ante Matasić (k.u.k. Generalmajor) Fedor Dragojlov (k.u.k. Oberstleutnant, Staff officer) Milan Mizler (k.u.k. Oberst, not sure about this one) Slavko Kvaternik (staff officer, adjutant to Feldmarschall Borojević) Vilim Begić (k.u.k. Oberst, Intendant officer) Thanks!
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Thank you Ian. Could you please write the full names of the awards?
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Does anyone know if A-H awards of General Slavko Štancer (also spelled Stancer or Stanzer) are listed in any of the k.u.k. Ranglisten or other books? I couldn't find it. He was lastly an Oberst in the k.u.k. army I believe. Thanks P.S. Thanks 1812 Overture and Christian for your help!
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Thank you Christian. Where did you find his Austrian decorations? Do you own that book or did you find it on the internet? I know about this site: https://hungaricana.hu/en/ with digitalised k.u.k. Rangliste and other books. From which one is this exempt for Perčević? Thanks
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Next up is General Ivan Perčević. 1 Gallipoli Star (Ottoman War Medal) 2 ??? 3 ??? 4 ??? And please help me identify the A-H awards on the medal bar. I can clearly see only the Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class with War Decoration (and possibly Swords?). Thanks!
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Thank you very much tifes for you help. Greatly appreciated! To sum up Laxa, these are the awards I put on my list for him: -Knight's Cross of the Austrian Military Order of Maria Theresa (awarded on 10 December 1921) -Military Merit Cross 2nd Class with War Decoration and Swords (Austria-Hungary) (1916) -Order of the Iron Crown 2nd Class with War Decoration and Swords (Austria-Hungary) (1917) -Knight's Cross of the Austrian Imperial Order of Leopold with War Decoration and Swords (1915) -Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with War Decoration and Swords (Austria-Hungary) -Military Merit Cross 3rd Class (peace version) (Austria-Hungary) (1909) -Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class (Austria-Hungary) (1913) -Honour Cross 1st Class for Services to the Red Cross (Austria-Hungary) -Bronze Military Merit Medal (Signum Laudis) with Swords on the Ribbon of the Military Merit Cross (Austria-Hungary) -Bronze Military Merit Medal (Signum Laudis) on the Red Ribbon (peace version) (Austria-Hungary) -Military Long Service Decoration for Officers for 25 years (Austria-Hungary) -War Service Medal 1873 (Kriegsmedaille) (Austria-Hungary) -Commemorative Medal 1898 on the Ribbon for Military (Austria-Hungary) -Commemorative Cross 1908 on the Ribbon for Military (Austria-Hungary) -Balkan Mobilisation Cross 1912-1913 (Austria-Hungary) -Gallipoli Star (Ottoman War Medal) -Grand Cross of the Romanian Order of the Crown -Grand Officer's Cross of the Bulgarian Order of Military Merit -Croatian Military Order of the Iron Trefoil 2nd Class (20 February 1942) -Grand Cross of the Croatian Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir with Star and Swords (18 August 1942) Is everything correct (the A-H awards listed I mean)? The dates for the awards are from some Croatian sources. You said above "Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with WD (no swords)". But I think those are swords on the ribbons of both the Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with WD and Bronze Military Merit Medal (Signum Laudis)? See photo below (this is another darker photo). Does the list where Laxa's awards were listed you posted earlier, show Štancer's (also spelt Stanzer or Stancer) awards? Thanks!
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Thanks. But you said that the last medal on Laxa's medal bar is the Balkan Mobilisation Cross 1912-1913?
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Thank you tifes. So is Laxa's Bronze Military Merit Medal also on the ribbon of the Military Merit Cross? And could you post a photo of the Military Long Service Decoration for Officers for 25 years? Thanks
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Here is the close up of the medal bar: - Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class with War Decoration and are those Swords on the ribbon ??? - Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with War Decoration - Military Merit Cross 3rd Class (peace version) - Bronze Military Merit Medal (“Signum Laudis”) ??? (crown device below the ribbon, on the ring) - Silver Military Merit Medal (“Signum Laudis”) ??? (or could it be another Bronze one?) (also crown device) - Balkan Mobilisation Cross 1912-1913 ???
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    I see, thanks for the explanation.
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    But 1st Class of the Bulgarian Military Merit Order is the Grand Cross? Do you then think it's the Grand Officer? Only the 1st class (Grand Cross) wears the sash: "I grade, Grand Cross. Awarded to senior state officers and military personnel. It was worn with a sash over the shoulder." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Military_Merit_(Bulgaria)
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    #2 See the photo below for the bottom of the sash from the painting. Seems to be the Grand Cross of the Bulgarian Military Merit Order. #4 Štancer commanded the 25th Royal Croatian Home Guard Regiment during WW1. That regiment was part of the 42nd Home Guard Infantry Division (Devil's Division). So it is quite possible this award is as you say, the A-H Devil's Division Badge. But on the painting it looks a little different (perhaps the painters fault). Any idea about the medal bar awards? Thanks
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    General Slavko Štancer. Portrait. 1 Croatian Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir 1st Class with Star and Swords (Around the neck and breast star) 2 ??? 3 ??? 4 ??? (also a Croatian award) Medal bar (the medals are mounted very tight so I didn't numerate them), 6 or 7 medals? - Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class with War Decoration ??? - Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with War Decoration ??? - Military Merit Cross 3rd Class (peace version) ??? - ??? - ??? - ??? Perhaps one more medal after the cross-shaped one? Thanks!
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Thank you. Is the class of the Romanian Order of the Crown (number 12 on the photo): Grand Cross or Grand Officer?
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    So #13 is the Grand Officer's Cross of the Bulgarian Order of Military Merit?
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    Help with the ID of Austro-Hungarian awards of Croatian WW2 Generals

    Thank you guys for your quick responses! I will post more soon. Yes tony. According to my sources he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir with Star and Swords. He is not wearing it on the photo though.
  19. A post-war photo featuring a couple of admirals. Can anyone help me ID them? 1 Konteradmiral ? 2 Vizeadmiral Karl Wedding 3 Admiral Reinhard Scheer ? 4 Konteradmiral ? 5 Konteradmiral ? 6 I am not sure if he is an admiral. But I think his sleeve insignia indicates he is also a Konteradmiral? Am I correct? Thanks
  20. I am trying to identify the Konteradmiral between numbers 10 and 11. Do these 2 photos below show the same man? On the right is Charakter als Konteradmiral Johannes Horn.
  21. I think I found out who the Konteradmiral is (number 2)! Ernst-Oldwig von Natzmer (on the left, photo below). Compare the photos below.
  22. No problem. I will work on number 2 (the Konteradmiral) and let you know if I identify him.
  23. I think number 12 is Vizeadmiral Hugo Meurer. Does anyone agree? Compare the 3 photos below. Thanks
  24. Hello, Can you please help me identify the awards from the ribbon bars of Konteradmiral Hasso von Bredow. His list of awards I have: -Iron Cross (1914) 1st Class -Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class -Prussian Order of the Red Eagle 4th Class -Spanish Order of Naval Merit 1st Class -Knight's Cross 1st Class of the Saxon Albrecht Order with Swords -Prussian Long Service Cross 1st Class (25 years) -Knight of Honor (Ehrenritter) of the Johanniter Order -The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 with Swords -Wehrmacht Long Service Awards 4th to 1st Class I have 2 photos of his ribbon bar. The first one is pre-WW2 (possibly from 1927) and the second one is taken during WW2. Ribbon bar from the first photo: - Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class - Prussian Order of the Red Eagle 4th Class ??? - Prussian Long Service Cross 1st Class (25 years) ??? - Knight's Cross 1st Class of the Saxon Albrecht Order with Swords - Silesian Eagle 2nd Class ??? - Spanish Order of Naval Merit 1st Class ??? (source 1914 Rangliste) - ??? Ribbon bar from the second photo: - Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class - Knight's Cross 1st Class of the Saxon Albrecht Order with Swords - The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 with Swords - The photo is of bad quality but in the book it looks like the Silesian Eagle 2nd Class (von Bredow was part of the Naval Brigade Loewenfeld) ??? - Prussian Order of the Red Eagle 4th Class ??? - Wehrmacht Long Service Award 1st Class - Wehrmacht Long Service Award 3rd Class - Prussian Long Service Cross 1st Class (25 years) ??? (also a blue ribbon I think) - ??? - Spanish Order of Naval Merit 1st Class ??? Thanks!
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