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  1. Hello, no one was able to help me on the Central & Eastern European States thread so I will try here.

    Can someone help me determine the class of the Bulgarian Order of Military Merit from the last ribbon on this uniform?

    The uniform belonged to a German WW2 Vizeadmiral, Kurt von dem Borne.

    The device on the ribbon seems to be a crown and swords?

    Any help is appreciated.


    Vizeadmiral Kurt von dem Borne.jpg

  2. Hello Heiko.

    Here is a photo of Schultz from the book "Deutschlands Admirale 1849-1945, Band 3", by Hildebrand & Henriot.

    Sorry for the quality, I took the photo with my phone. It shows Schultz as a Konteradmiral.

    Some info about Schultz's ranks:

    27. 01. 1912 Konteradmiral

    17. 06. 1915 Vizeadmiral

    04. 09. 1919 Charakter als Admiral





  3. On 29/03/2014 at 12:26, nesredep said:




    Full-size of the photo.





    Regards Morten.

    Vizeadmiral Leopold Siemens second from the left.

    On 06/04/2018 at 18:14, nesredep said:
    Hello everyone!
    Here is a Narvik inwear image I bought a long time ago. Image is taken in Norway and you see higher KM Officers.
    Hope that more people will continue to keep this thread going.
    Cheers, Morten.


    First from the left: Vizeadmiral Leopold Siemens

    In the middle (with beard): Kapitän zur See Hans Rose, recipient of the Pour le Mérite!

  4. I want to start this thread to help anyone with identifying Kriegsmarine Admirals from photos.

    If you need help with unknown Admirals please post them here.

    I am starting this thread in hope that members of the forum will share with us their photos of Kriegsmarine Admirals.

    You can also post any photos of Kriegsmarine Admirals you have, that show already identified Admirals.

    I also have a number of photos with unknown Admirals I need help with (I will be posting them here), so if you have any idea who they might be please share your thoughts.

    Thank you

  5. Merry Christmas everyone.

    Colonel General Vilim (Vilko) Begić, last A-H rank was k.u.k. Oberst, Intendant officer.

    The only photo of him that shows his awards is this one.

    I apologise for the poor quality and the fact that he is standing sideways. But this is the best I could find.

    I don't know if anyone can recognize any A-H awards from his medal bar? If not, perhaps someone could find them in a Rangliste?

    Regarding the breast stars:

    1 ???

    2 ???

    3 Grand Cross of the Romanian Order of the Crown ???

    I think there is one more breast star to the left of number 2? Not visible though.


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  6. On 15/12/2018 at 13:04, paul wood said:

    As a star only it should be 2nd class. However if he has omitted the sash badge it would be Grand Cordon the stats are identical in both classes.

    Going stir crazy in St Thomas' hospitai.



    I think the sash would be worn only on ceremonial occasions. This photo seems like an ordinary studio portrait. The Grand Cross would make sense since it says on the wiki: "Major Generals, Lieutenant Generals, Generals, Vice-Admirals and Admirals: Grand Cross."

    If it was the 2nd Class (i.e. Grand Officer) I pressume he would also wear the badge of the Order on a necklet, but he clearly doesn't.

  7. 17 minutes ago, Christian1962 said:

    Maybe you would have a look at yourself, here is the link:


    Help yourself….






    I know about that page. But I was only able to find Slavko Kvaternik, not the rest.

    I don't have much experience with k.u.k. books and Rangliste. So I don't know where to search exactly.


  8. Thank you guys for all the help!

    Does anyone have any info about the A-H awards of the following Croatian officers:

    Ante Matasić (k.u.k. Generalmajor)

    Fedor Dragojlov (k.u.k. Oberstleutnant, Staff officer)

    Milan Mizler (k.u.k. Oberst, not sure about this one)

    Slavko Kvaternik (staff officer, adjutant to Feldmarschall Borojević)

    Vilim Begić (k.u.k. Oberst, Intendant officer)


  9. 1 hour ago, Christian1962 said:

    #3: Grand officer cross of italian Maurizio e Lazzaro

    and here his austrian decorations:



    Thank you Christian. Where did you find his Austrian decorations?

    Do you own that book or did you find it on the internet?

    I know about this site: https://hungaricana.hu/en/ with digitalised k.u.k. Rangliste and other books.

    From which one is this exempt for Perčević?


  10. Thank you very much tifes for you help. Greatly appreciated!

    To sum up Laxa, these are the awards I put on my list for him:

    -Knight's Cross of the Austrian Military Order of Maria Theresa (awarded on 10 December 1921)
    -Military Merit Cross 2nd Class with War Decoration and Swords (Austria-Hungary) (1916)
    -Order of the Iron Crown 2nd Class with War Decoration and Swords (Austria-Hungary) (1917)
    -Knight's Cross of the Austrian Imperial Order of Leopold with War Decoration and Swords (1915)
    -Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with War Decoration and Swords (Austria-Hungary)
    -Military Merit Cross 3rd Class (peace version) (Austria-Hungary) (1909)
    -Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class (Austria-Hungary) (1913)
    -Honour Cross 1st Class for Services to the Red Cross (Austria-Hungary)
    -Bronze Military Merit Medal (Signum Laudis) with Swords on the Ribbon of the Military Merit Cross (Austria-Hungary)
    -Bronze Military Merit Medal (Signum Laudis) on the Red Ribbon (peace version) (Austria-Hungary)
    -Military Long Service Decoration for Officers for 25 years (Austria-Hungary)
    -War Service Medal 1873 (Kriegsmedaille) (Austria-Hungary)
    -Commemorative Medal 1898 on the Ribbon for Military (Austria-Hungary)
    -Commemorative Cross 1908 on the Ribbon for Military (Austria-Hungary)
    -Balkan Mobilisation Cross 1912-1913 (Austria-Hungary)
    -Gallipoli Star (Ottoman War Medal)
    -Grand Cross of the Romanian Order of the Crown
    -Grand Officer's Cross of the Bulgarian Order of Military Merit
    -Croatian Military Order of the Iron Trefoil 2nd Class (20 February 1942)
    -Grand Cross of the Croatian Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir with Star and Swords (18 August 1942)

    Is everything correct (the A-H awards listed I mean)?

    The dates for the awards are from some Croatian sources.

    You said above "Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with WD (no swords)". But I think those are swords on the ribbons of both the Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with WD and Bronze Military Merit Medal (Signum Laudis)? See photo below (this is another darker photo).

    Does the list where Laxa's awards were listed you posted earlier, show Štancer's (also spelt Stanzer or Stancer) awards?



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