Martin W

Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine badges in wear.

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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.

Regards,Martin.

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

Regards,Martin.

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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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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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wedding shot-1944

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wedding shot-1944

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?

Best regards,

---Norm

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ID: 8   Posted (edited)

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?

Best regards,

---Norm

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.

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ID: 9   Posted (edited)

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

Cheers.

---Norm

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

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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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ID: 11   Posted (edited)

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?

Best regards,

---Norm

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

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

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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.

Regards,Martin.

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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

regards

Juergen

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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.

Regards,

Justin

2dresq

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ID: 17   Posted (edited)

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,

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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. :)

Regards,

JustinG

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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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Atlantis! Cool.

Obermat Jessing of the Prinz Eugen.

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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!

Great photo Joe,

besides the Kurland Cuff Title,he is wearing the Marinefrontspange.A very rare photo indeed.

Regards,Martin.

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Yeah-a fantastic photograph.

This one is another wedding shot-someone on a destroyer no doubt.

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Last month i picked up a large grouping from the HK Stier,photo's,documents, negatives,etc.

I was just going through some of the paperwork and this photo fell out of an envelope.I could not beleive my luck,beautiful photo and pin sharp.

His name is Petersen,an officer on the Stier.

Regards,Martin.

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Yeah-a fantastic photograph.

This one is another wedding shot-someone on a destroyer no doubt.

Am I missing something. This sailor has a minesweeper badge. I don't see a destroyer badge.

A nice picture though.

Martin W. Quite a find. You seem to have some recent fortune finding photos from the HSK Stier.

Regards,

JustinG

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ID: 25   Posted (edited)

Justin,

all of the Stier material came in one large grouping.I have not gone through it all thoroughly yet.

I just found this photo today.

Regards,Martin.

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