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  1. There is quite a lot of threads about Germans in Finland 1918 so I thought it would be interesting to give the names a face Here is a small gallery of pictures of German Officers who was participating in the Independence war in Finland Enjoy , Christer !. Gen Maj Wolff 2. OberstLt von Luck Kom 255 Res Inf Rgt 3. Major Schenk zu Schweinsberg Kom 14 Jäger Batl 4. Lt Herfurth , Kürassier Rgt 5. von der Schulenburg-Lieberose Kom 3 Res Jäger Batl
  2. Hi Dave , I keep looking but nothing so far , but if I find him I post the pic here Have a nice summer Christer
  3. It have been tough to get new objects to my collection of Finnish Orders , but today a new one arrived in the mail 1941 Liberty Cross 4th Class with Red Cross , awarded about 800 times , mostly to medics and doctors . This one is in almost mint condtion , Now I have to look for a Civilian 4th class Christer
  4. I can only find out the he was attached to the Detachment Brandenstein Com of the Detachment was Oberst von Brandenstein from 3rd Garde Kav Brig part of the detch was the 3rd Radfahrer Batallion with the Com Hauptmann von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff And your Karl Wüllner was in 54 Radfaher Kompanie which was part of the above Battl , Commander Leutnant Misgeld Christer
  5. Very Nice ! I have the names of 5 Swedish Doctors who was probably awarded the 3rd class w Red Cross 1941 but I´m not sure who also was in Finland 1939 ? They are David Lindsjö ( not in Finland 1939) Karl Lundberg , Navy Doc Felix Naeslund , Navy Doc Nils Rosenqvist , Navy Doc Sven Wahlgren , Navy Doc See if I can find any more candidates Christer
  6. Nice ones Johan ! Was they from the latest Holmasto Auction ? I saw they sold a couple of 1st and 2nd class medals without date then. I´m really suprised that Finnsih soldiers sell the medals awarded so recently , I thought they were very proud of the awards and would keep them for a long time. And these must have been awarded for actions in Afghanistan or similar I suppose- Christer
  7. Finland anyone? Just want show some items from my collection of Ribbons bars as the order and medals has become quite expensive I mostly collect theese small wonders 1: Top Liberty Cross 4th class 1939 and Vinterwar medal w swords Below Winterwar medal w swords
  8. When you look at the backside of this simple medal it dosn´t look very exciting ... Finnish Medal for Courage 2nd class , Winter war 1939 , awarded 115 842 times. Well well, but when you turn it around This one is the one with Red Cross awarded to Nurses most and possible some Pte Medic , awarded 241 ! times a rare one for sure Christer
  9. Here you can see all of the different Types http://www.vapaudenristinritarikunta.fi/pages/show/4 christer
  10. Vey Nice Jovan , Most probably awarded to a Swedish Volunteer in 1939 war (4th class with swords) and then he come back in 1941 as a medic ? and got the 4th class with red cross 1941. There was Red Cross from 1918,1939, 1941 on 2nd class medal , 1st class medal . 4th class Order , 3rd class order and the extreme rare 2nd class order 1939 ( 2 awarded)
  11. Wow, Thanks Albert ! So typical , I focused on the wrong man ... Now I have to read about Klein to leran more thanks again chtister
  12. Here is some new pics , 1. Something handed over to a very young looking pilot , the soldier on the left has a 7 on his uniform ? 2. Ground personal showing off bombs 3. Two pilots talking , the man on the right looks like Ritchofen ? 4. A mail bag ? What plane could it be in the background ? 5. And last a pic of how well dressed the aviators had to be in 1915-18 times
  13. Thanks Borg for all info , the picture probably shows a English Whippet after the battle . Christer
  14. Hallo eveybody, Anyone recognize this tank ? Could it be a French one christer
  15. Fantastic collection Johan Its nice to see a super collection of Finnish Awards Compare to collecting German 1939-45 Orders it is dirt cheap to collect Finnsh rare awards . an Knight Cross for example awarded more then 7000 times and manafactured in ? numbers 10 000?? cost probably 10-15 000 $ I suppose the only Finnish awards coming close to that price would be the super rare pieces like Grand Cross of Liberty cross 1918 , Grand Cross of LIberty Cross w/o Swords 1918 or 1 st Class Liberty Cross with Breast Star 1918 w/swords and 1 st Class Liberty Cross with Breast star w/o swords 1918 And then we are talking about 1-10 issued awards For example the rare 1918 3rd class Liberty Cross 1918 with Red Cross , awarded 22 !! times was sold 2016 for1400 Euro wich is about the same in $ ..... That would maybe get you a empty Knight Cross box
  16. Aha , that explains it, he has a bandage in his hand ... thanks Grey christer
  17. Thank you Dave After googling (is that a word? ) the net I think you are right ! First flight in 1917 which matches the Steel helmets . Another puzzle solved Christer
  18. Here are som German photos wich landed in my mailbox recently First a Anti Aircraft searchlight , then a Obsevation Baloon and last an airplane with some cool looking motorcycles nearby Does anyone know what type of plane it is ?
  19. If anyone have names, documents or similar on Germans who got Finnish awards from 1918 I would be most grateful to see them. I´m trying to do a list over as many as possible awardees with liberty Crosses and medals from 1918. I still miss a lot so all help is appreciated Christer
  20. Very Interesting picture ! Is it a WW 1 uniform ? Than the Finnish Cross should be a 1918 version and was only 44 such cross awarded Could it be Louis Leisler Kiep ? What rank ? Christer
  21. christerd

    A Swedish Volunteer in Finland

    Wow , fantastic ! Since I collect Finnish Orders and are specially interested in Swedish Volunteers in the war 1918-1939-1941 this was an exciting picture for me , What I know is that he served as a Driver during the 1941-45 war in Finland. I haven´t noted him for any more awards. He later drove Jaguar D type in Racing if I remember right ? Guess not all people know that he was in the war to ? Thanks again Christer
  22. Fantastic things Mira , sorry to say I´m not good at Chinese antiques But they looks great ! The black sword looks Japanese ? Could be a real old one He must have picked up souvenirs on the way to and from China , and amazing that you still have them in the family. i haven´t found any more info in my books about your grandfather but they are often written more about after the Germans have landed in Finland and almost everything is about the ground troops. But I keep on looking. Wish everybody and good 2018 christer
  23. Hi all, Looking through my collection I found this rather simple photo , but looking closer it was more of a puzzle He seems to be General Ingieneur , or am I wrong ? I can not find very much about the Ingieneurs on the net but they coulndt be that many Anyone ? The only clue is whats written on the back of the pic " Berlin Mars 1940 " Christer
  24. Yes , That was my first thought to , but when I saw pic of Generalingenieurs the looked exactly the same ? Was is the difference in collar tabes between them ? Is the color ? Christer
  25. Thank you Fitzceraldo , Always nice to be able to get some info on some old picture , and I haven´got any more information about these units so far christer