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Uffz. Rohleder

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  1. On 22/09/2019 at 23:42, Eric Gaumann said:

    > I got the books. Unfortunately i could just narrow down a possible date. But its nice to have a list for all those numbers.

    Yeah, I got the same unhappy notice on my two GC4s.  What date area did you end up with?  Just a wild guess; 1915/'16?  BTW, the 'Soviets' sent batches of serial numbered awards out to different units at different times and I think they followed what the Imperial Russians did.  So if you find your number close to a few others they might been in the same brigade or regiment (more doubtful) or in the same division or corps (more likely).


    The Cross with the number 156202 was awarded on august 21 1916. Looks like there were a bigger battle / attack since they awarded a few st. George crosses that day in that area. 

    On 23/09/2019 at 08:20, Egorka said:

    For the St. george cross the name is, unfortunately, not identifiable.  

    Yes to bad. But im happy the cross is real. 

  2. On 01/03/2019 at 13:48, laurentius said:

    Dear Kriegsmarine Admiral,

    looking at the award in the picture I believe this award to be the Croatian Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir.

    Kind regards, Laurentius



    After spending some time with the photos and looking for a similar and possible award I would also say that he's wearing the Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir 2nd class breast Cross with Swords. 

    Imo the KVK2 aren't possible - you can see the high Medaillon with attached swords that only matches with the King Zvonimir. 


  3. 2 hours ago, Dave Danner said:

    Of course, as soon as I hit enter above, I thought, "maybe I should check another source of mine". And what do I find:

    Cramer, Ludwig, * 18.4.1895 in Hamburg. He was commissioned a Leutnant in Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 6 on 2.3.1915, and went to the Fliegertruppe later that year. He served in FA 39, Jasta 3 and FA(A) 268. He returned to active duty on 15.9.1934 as a Hauptmann, was promoted to Major on 1.1.1939, Oberstleutnant on 1.12.1941 and Oberst on 1.7.1944.  He was a Kompanie-Chef in Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 7 in the Austrian annexation and Poland campaign and a battalion commander in Schützen-Regiment 7 in the Western campaign (Rommel was his division commander). After that he was a staff officer and later served in Wehrersatzwesen.

    So the picture does predate the award of the WHDA4 on 2.10.1936. He also received the Anschluß Medal, the Spangen to both classes of the Iron Cross, the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords, and the Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze.

    Thank you so much for your fantastic research. It's nice to put a name to this photograph 

  4. On 03/04/2017 at 18:27, Michael Johnson said:

    I just purchased my FIFTH  named Navy Good Conduct Medal.  I keep telling myself I collect British and Canadian.

    Sadly, the cost of a Freedom of Information request in the UK is almost as much as the medal.  For my group to Smart, National Archives sent me his record for free.

    Back history:  I spent my youth building model airplanes, including a whole bunch of U.S. Navy 1925-45.  So when a medal to a man who served on USS Hornet (CV-12) from its commissioning comes up, I guess I have to have it.


    I know your feelings very well. I got bitten by that bug to. From pearl harbor to torpedo bomber rear gunner on an air craft carrier... All are researched.


  5. 12 minutes ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

    I have just bought a small photo album, not very good condition, maybe 20% military and 80% family and house....

    Would it be morally ok to take out the military pages and mount them in protective binders? Or does one have to be pious and keep it all together?

    It's always hard. Are the photos glued on? If it's sometimes hard to take them out. But I think in this case or other similar cases it's ok. I have done it before with a Don kossac reiterregiment album. 

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