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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

:cat:

Christer

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Dear Christer

Such a list would be very useful. :)

Please add the following WW2 officer:

Kapitän zur See Julius Steinbach

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation 1918

I have some other ribbon bars with these decorations but they are not named.

Kind regards

Pierce

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I have gone through my files and can add the following:

Kapitän zur See Johannes Jantzen

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Kapitänleutnant Johannes Spieß

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918 (?)

Kapitän zur See Theodor Paul

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Kapitän zur See Dothias Wiarda

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Kapitän zur See Harold Netzbandt

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Kapitän zur See Heinrich Rollmann

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Kapitän zur See Heinz Degenhardt

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Kapitän zur See Hellmuth Leissner

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Oberleutnant z.S. a.D Strauch

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Stabsingenieurs Georg Kirchberger

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Vizeadmiral Hugo Meyer

-Medal of Liberty 1st Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Korvettenkapitän August Altvater

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Edited by P.F.

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Generalleutnant z.V. Ludwig Müller

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918

Hauptmann Arther Lehmann

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918

Oberst Hans Butz. Elfteilige

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Oberstleutnant a.D. William Halling

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Rittmeister Graf von Bernstorff

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Hauptmann Karl Niegsch

-Medal of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918

Major a.D. Walther von Ehrenkrook

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

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Polizeihauptwachtmeister Paul Beyer

-Medal of Liberty 1st Class, 1918

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Dr.Gerhard Sayffaerth Staatsanwalt (Major im Führerhauptquartier)

-Commemorative Medal of the War of Liberation, 1918

Dr. Max Bachem

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class, 1918

Professor Wilhelm Dieck

-Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class, 1918 (without swords)

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:jumping::jumping::jumping:

Fantastic Pierce !!

I got some new names there , I will make a list of all Germans with Finnish Awards I have in Excel format and post on the forum

so can we see if we can update it.

Christer

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Hi guys,

interesting topic - because my area of interest.

Here is another name (you can find more information on German wikipedia):

Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck

He got the the Cross of Liberty 2nd class + Medal of War of Liberation, both of course 1918.

Later this evening, I will post a great Imperial medal bar...maybe another name will be soon revealed.

Have a good day

Mikko

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Hello collector-friends,

here is the promised medal bar. Maybe the name can be identified and the we could have another candidate for your list, Christer.

Regards

Mikko

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What a outstanding bar. look at the Hamburg cross ist is a nice silver version.
I hope it could be identified.

Regards

Alex

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Hello collector-friends,

here is the promised medal bar. Maybe the name can be identified and the we could have another candidate for your list, Christer.

Regards

Mikko

Great bar Mikko! Superb cross-section of German states plus the Finnish and Turkish awards!

Can you photo the back too?

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Hi Claudius, hi @ all,

a typical Godet bar. Here is the reverse. Could it be Polizeihauptwachmeister Beyer's bar?

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Fantastic Bar !

I dont have any German Officer with BMVO and only a Medal 1st class , could it be Navy ?

Christer

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Here is the first Germans with Finnish Awards

There is a few Higher grades awarded but they are extreme :)

Liberty Cross 1st Class X and Brillianten 1918 2 awarded

Rüdiger von der Golz GenMaj

Hugo Meurer Vz Adm

Liberty Cross 1st Class X Breast Star and Oakleves 1941 3 awarded to Germans

Eduard Wolrath von Dietl GenOberst

Franz Halder GenOberst

Georg von Küchler Gen Feld Marsch

Liberty Cross 1st Class X Breast Star 1941 11 awarded to Germans

Ernst Busch Gen Feld Marsch

Wilhelm Canaris Admiral

Waldemar Erfurth Gen d Inf

Kurt Fricke Admiral

Rudolf Gercke Gen d Inf

Hans Jeschonneck Gen Oberst

Alfred Jodl Gen Oberst

Günther Korten Gen Oberst

Georg Heinrich Lindemann GenOberst

Julius Felix Steiner Gen SS

Kurt Zeitzler Gen Oberst

More to come :)

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@Mikko, what a truly impressive medal bar!! :)

@Christer, regarding WW2 presentations, let us not forget the Reichsmarschall ;) although he was awarded the Order of Liberty in 1942.

Reichsmarschall Hermann GÖRING

- Grosskreuz des finnischen Freiheitskreuzes mit Schwertern
- Grosskreuz des finnischen Löwenordens mit Schwertern
- Grosskreuz des Ordens der Finnischen Weissen Rose mit Schwertern

Kind regards

Pierce

Edited by P.F.

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Hello Christer,

Thanks a lot for the award list!

Very interesting and informative!!!!

Lots of greetings

Daniel

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More Liberty Crosses from the top

Liberty Cross 1st Class w Oakleaves (meaning 2nd award of same class) 18 awarded to Germans

Karl Bodenschatz Gen der Flieger

Franz Böhme Gen der Inf

Rolf Carls Gen Admiral

Erich Fellgeibel Gen der Nachrichten Truppe

Alfred Jacob Gen der Pioneere

Ferdinand Jodl Gen der Gebirgs Truppe

Bodewin Keitel Gen der Inf

Phillipp Kleffel Gen der Kavallerie

Herbert Osterkamp Gen der Artillerie

Conrad Patzig Admiral

Friedrich Paulus Gen Feld Marschall

Julius Schulz Gen der Flieger

Ferdinand Schörner Gen Feld Marschall

Hans-Georg von Seidel Gen der Flieger

Frhr Thilo-Georg von Werthern GenMaj der Artillerie

Karl Weisenberger Gen der Inf

Bodo von Witzendorff Gen der Flieger

Albert Wodrig Gen der Artillerie

Liberty Cross 1st Class 1941 74 awarded to Germans

Karl Allmendinger Gen der Inf

Eduard Ausfeld Oberst

Richard Bazing Gen Maj der Pioneer

Wilhelm Becker Gen Leutn Luftwaffe

Wilhelm Berlin Gen der Artillerie

Dr Kurt Bingler Gen Stabs Arzt

Reimar von Bonin Konter Admiral

Hero Breusing Gen Maj

Theodor Buchardi Admiral

Erich Buschenhagen Gen der Inf

Leopold Bürkner Vize Admiral

Hans Bütow Konter Admiral

Kurt Böhmer Konter Admiral

Dr Leonardi Conti SS Obergruppführer

Hans Degen Gen Leutn der Gebirgs Truppe

Karl Demelhuber Gen der Waffen SS

Kurt Dittmar Gen Maj

Erwin Engelbrecht Gen Leutn

Waldemar Erfurth Gen der Inf

Nikolaus von Falkenhorst Gen Oberst

Rudolf Gercke Gen Leutn

Otto Gille SS Ober Gruppen Führer

Ernst Goettke Gen Maj

Heinrich Gärtner SS Oberführer

Wilhelm Hasse Gen der Inf

Peter Hansen SS GenMaj

Georg Ritter von Hengl Gen Maj

Adolf Heusinger Gen Maj

Alexander Holle Oberst Luftwaffe

Iwan Huenert Gen Leutn

Rudolf Hünermann Gen Maj

Ferdinand Jodl Gen Maj

Heinrich " Heino" Jürs SS GenMaj

Heinrich Kittel Gen Maj

Mattias Kleinheisterkamp SS Gen Maj

Kurt Kleinrath Gen Maj Luftwaffe

Otto Klüber Konter Admiral

August Krakau Gen Maj

Hans Kratzert Gen Leutn

Hans Kreysing Gen Maj

Dr Rudolf Lipf Gen Arzt

Walter Lorenz Gen Maj Luftwaffe

Bernhard von Lossberg Gen Maj Luftwaffe

Gerhard Matzky Gen Maj

Gerhard Medem Gen Maj

Heinz Nordmann Admiral

Christian Phillipp Gen Maj

Georg Radziej Gen Maj

Wilhelm "Willi" Raitel Gen Maj

Gerhard Reus Gen Maj

Herbert Rieckhoff Gen Leutn Luftwaffe

Franz Rossi Gen Maj

Karl Rübel Gen Maj

Horst Rössing Gen Maj

Xaver Sattler Gen Maj Luftwaffe

Ernst Schlemmer Gen Maj

Hubert Schmundt Vize Admiral

Rudolf Schmundt Gen Maj

Karl Seber Oberst

Felix Steiner SS GenLeutn

Werner Stichling Admiral

Fritz Thiele Gen

Hermann Tittel Gen Leutn

Werner Wachsmuth Oberst

Eduard Wagner Gen Maj

Otto von Waldau Gen Maj Luftwaffe

Martin Wandel Gen Maj

Walter Warlimont Gen Maj

Kurt Weckmann Gen Leutn

Wilhelm Wegener Gen Maj

Otto Will Gen Maj

Paul Winter Gen Maj

Ernst Wirtsch Gen Maj

Hans-Helmuth von Wühlisch Gen Maj Luftwaffe

I will try to continou with 1st Class 1918 awards (wich is much tougher)

All the best Christer

Edited by christerd

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Mikko-- do YOU own that bar?

Yes, we know whose it was-- a national treasure for Finland (silver Medal of Liberty WITH BOW...) BUT it has been for sale so many times on BOTH sides of the Atlantic Ocean in recent years it would be nice to know somebody with enough intelligence to KEEP it as the awesome SOUL of a 1918 Finnish collection is going to KEEP it and not toss it out on the market... again.

Research Gnomes (one of us had this bar in his paw at an S.O.S. show, where the ignorant seller wanted too much. Yes there IS a sanity level) only do research for brother COLLECTORS... not to put unearned money in the hands of lazy seller.

Has this bar FINALLY found a HOME with you?

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Hi Rick,

I bought this bar this year in February for my collection which consists of WW1 and WW2 medal and ribbon bars of Germans fighting in Finland. My own international background "put" me into that business...I collect and do not sell until my wife kicks me out...I do not think that this will happen :)

So, would you like to whisper the name into my ear or give all persons interested in this topic the opportunity to participate in the revelation of another brave man's name.

Cheers

Mikko

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Hi Daniel,

wow. thank you...somehow a little bit disappointing...not a pure military career...more a manager. But Christer has a new name for his list :)

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Hi Daniel,

wow. thank you...somehow a little bit disappointing...not a pure military career...more a manager. But Christer has a new name for his list :)

I don't think it is anything to be disappointed about. Just gazing at the first several awards on his medal bar and I knew he didn't perform an act of single, outstanding bravery. But that doesn't take anything away from the bar. It's a great officer with pre-war, wartime and after the war service with a couple of countries.

:love: that windmill around his neck.

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That is strange :o

There was only 1 awarded Finnish 1st Class medal Order of Liberty with bow

and that was to Mannerheim .....

Have I missed something :unsure:

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Hi,

Very interresting topic.

I have this nice unknown ribbon bar and I think it will be difficult to make a positive id without other States ribbons. I like it anyway

Christophe

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I have this nice saxon NCO ribbon bar. I think this man fought with Kar Reg in Finland.

Christophe

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I have two photos from Kar Reg in Finland. Probably our man is here who knows !

Christophe

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