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  1. I thought the Grand Cross and Grand Officer have a golden star and the Commander the silver star? I would say Kolbe is wearing the breast star of the Grand Officer class. Firstly, the sash of the Grand Cross is missing. And we can see he is wearing his parade uniform because it's most likely a state visit to Portugal. Secondly, the english wiki (I know wikipedia is not always reliable) says: "Colonels, Brigadiers, Navy Captains and Rear Admirals: Grand Officer" which would fit with Kolbe's rank on the photo (Konteradmiral=Rear Admiral).
  2. Yes, I can see a cross in the center. The one from the Order of Aviz. What about the class?
  3. Hello, does anyone recognize this breast star and the class of the order it belongs to? Wearing it is the german Konteradmiral Hans Kolbe. Thanks
  4. Hello, I have a couple of questions about Raeder's pre-WW2 awards. 1. I found two different award dates for his "Ritterkreuz des Königlich Preußischen Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern": 03 June 1916 and 05 June 1916. Which is the correct award date? 2. On the list of his awards I have, the Königlich Bulgarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille is listed twice. First as "Königlich Bulgarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille" with the date 20 November 1917. Second as "Königlich Bulgarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern" with the date 30 November 1937. To my knowledge the "Bulgarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille 1915/1918" was established in 1933, that would fit with Raeder's award listed with the date 1937. But, what is the medal listed in 1917 then? Does anyone know of a similar named Bulgarian award from WW1? 3. Does anyone have any kind of proof that Raeder received the "Eichenlaub zur Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung I. Klasse" for 40 years service? He was in active service for 40 years by 1934. 4. Was Raeder ever awarded the "Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes"? If yes, when and which class? 5. Was he awarded the "Österreichische Kriegs-Erinnerungs-Medaille mit Schwertern"? Thanks!
  5. Thank you Dave! Is it possible the last 2 round medals could be any of these 3: ? - Österreichische Kriegs-Erinnerungs-Medaille - Königlich Ungarische Weltkriegs-Erinnerungsmedaille - Königlich Bulgarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille 1915/1918 And it would seem he didn't mount his Osmanje-Orden IV. Klasse on this photo?
  6. Dave, I managed to find this photo of Hintzmann on which he is wearing his medal bar. I know it's not the best quality, but are you perhaps able to ID the medals? Or at least confirm the Hesse Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen "Für Tapferkeit" and the Hamburg Hanseatenkreuz by looking at the position of the medals. Also, see if there are any additional awards, for example the last two round medals? Also, the MMV1 is confirmed by this photo.
  7. Does anyone have this photo of Prinz Oskar von Preußen in a Wehrmacht uniform without the watermark and the little photo in the right corner? Clean photo? Thanks
  8. The unknown KzS is Friedrich Traugott Schmidt, posthumously promoted to Konteradmiral on 01 March 1944. He was also a recipient of the Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond. More about him here: http://www.oocities.org/~orion47/WEHRMACHT/KRIEGSMARINE/Konteradmirals/SCHMIDT_FRIEDRICH.html
  9. The Vizeadmiral on the right on the 1st photo is August Thiele. The unknown KzS is NOT Hans Voss, because he didn't receive the Turkish War Medal.
  10. Hello, does anyone have the Army Rangliste from the period of WW1? I'm trying to find out WW1 awards of later Ministerialdirigent Dipl.Ing. Ludwig Cordes. In his bio it says he was in War Service (21 Jun 1915-30 Dec 1918), but it doesn't specify in which branch of the Armed Forces. He is not listed in the Navy Rangliste, so I guess he was in the army. He was a native of Oldenburg, if that helps. Here is his bio: http://www.oocities.org/~orion47/WEHRMACHT/KRIEGSMARINE/Konteradmirals/CORDES_LUDWIG.html Thanks!
  11. No known Bulgarian connections. So you don't think it's the War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords? I can't see it being the Zvonimir Order. But that's just my opinion, maybe I'm wrong.
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