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Vizeadmiral Paul Wülfing von Ditten: Ribbon Bar Identification

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Please help me ID the awards of this Vizeadmiral.

What I have so far:

1914 EK II
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Südwestafrika Denkmünze
China Denkmünze
Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz
Finn. Freiheitskreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern
???
Erinnerungsmedaille des "Finnischen Freiheitskrieges" 1918 mit Spange
???

It is possible the 2 unknown awards are foreign.

Thanks.

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Here is another, earlier pic of Wülfing with his medal bar. It seems he changed the precedence of his awards. The one behind the "Finn. Freiheitskreuz 2. Kl." on the ribbon bar above (the one with the lighter color) is in last position on his medal bar. I believe this is the Finnische Tapferkeitsmedaille. 

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Dear fellow collectors

I think the second medal is not the hindenburgcross because I only see black and white stripes, and not any red stripes, something one would see with a FEK. I think rather a HOHx or a KOx or a PRAOx from the colonies. This is possible, since the Vizeadmiral has the DSWA-medal.

Kind regards, Laurentius

On 18-10-2017 at 17:45, Kriegsmarine Admiral said:

Please help me ID the awards of this Vizeadmiral.

What I have so far:

1914 EK II
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Südwestafrika Denkmünze
China Denkmünze
Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz
Finn. Freiheitskreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern
???
Erinnerungsmedaille des "Finnischen Freiheitskrieges" 1918 mit Spange
???

It is possible the 2 unknown awards are foreign.

Thanks.

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Edited by laurentius

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The red stripe is hard to make out, but it is there.

The Hindenburg Cross can also be seen on this later picture of him:

 

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43 minutes ago, webr55 said:

Here is another, earlier pic of Wülfing with his medal bar. It seems he changed the precedence of his awards. The one behind the "Finn. Freiheitskreuz 2. Kl." on the ribbon bar above (the one with the lighter color) is in last position on his medal bar. I believe this is the Finnische Tapferkeitsmedaille. 

1925_KptzS_Wülfing_von_Ditten-2.jpg

I agree it could well be the  Finnische Tapferkeitsmedaille. In Silber right?

That would make the awards from his medal bar on this photo as following:

-1914 EK II

-Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz

-China Denkmünze

-Südwestafrika Denkmünze

-Finn. Freiheitskreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern

-Erinnerungsmedaille des "Finnischen Freiheitskrieges" 1918 mit Spange

-Finnische Tapferkeitsmedaille in Silber

Also, no Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer on this photo because it is pre 1934.

The last ribbon could be the Grand Cross of the Spanish Order of Naval Merit with White Decoration, seen on the last photo you posted.

Edited by Kriegsmarine Admiral

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Yes exactly. And the last ribbon might indeed be the Spanish Merito Naval, worn on his ribbon bar. 

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On 12. 11. 2017. at 19:20, webr55 said:

Yes exactly. And the last ribbon might indeed be the Spanish Merito Naval, worn on his ribbon bar. 

So you agree the last medal is the Finnische Tapferkeitsmedaille in Silber?

Could you post a photo of the medal so we can compare?

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