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Claudio

7er Medal Bar with HHOx of a career officer

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Dear forumites,

Here I’d like present a nice officer medal bar who also carrier after WWI made.

Description of the medals on the bar:

• Preußen, Eisernes Kreuz 2. Kl. 1914 am Kämpferband (OEK 1909), E gs/S;
• Preußen, Königlicher Hausorden von Hohenzollern Kreuz der Ritter mit Schwertern (OEK 1789), Punzen FR 938(Gebrüder Friedländer, Berlin), S vg E;
• Hamburg, Freie Stadt, Hanseatenkreuz 1915-1918(OEK 688), vs Ku E
• Braunschweig Hzgt, (OEK 634), Br;
• Deutsches Reich 1933-45, Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer (OEK 3803/1), Hersteller R.S.L. (Richard Sieper & Söhne, Lüdenscheid, Typ I), E br;
• Deutsches Reich 1933-45, WH DA 2. Kl. für 18 Jahre (OEK 3853), Tombak vs;
• Deutsches Reich 1933-45, WH DA 4. Kl. für 4 Jahre (OEK 3855)E vs;
 
I was wondering if a name could be researched for this bar, although I think it’s very unlikely.
I’m looking forward to your educated inputs and comments. Thank you in advance!
regards, 
 
Claudio

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Closest match I have is Oberst Johann Jahns, Gruppenleiter I, Wehrersatz-Inspektion Dortmund. He was an Oberleutnant in IR 165 in 1914 and spent most of World War I with RIR 27. He also received the KVK2X (20.11.1940) and KVK1X ( 30.1.1943), but may not have updated the medal bar during World War II.  

There may be other matches out there. The combination may not be common, but it is not unique.

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Thanks Dave! Nonetheless a probable name is not bad at all!!! 7 out of 8 medals are on it and the KVK2 as you rightly said, there weren't always updated on the medal bars usually. 

Thanks again for your research!

Claudio

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imo not sure to id - but a good Vorschlag.

imo the bar was made in the late 1930s.

 

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A great bar.  The awards really show up well on this presentation. 

Like Dave said, he found a match but there could be other matches too. 

With the dark blue felt backing, could this be navy?  Or not navy because it's not Frack?

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