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  1. Indeed the Romanian decoration of Wiesmann seems to be one of the few wartime awards to Germans. At the time of the Russo-Turkish War in 1877/78, when the Romanians fought on the Russian side, there was a station of the Prussian Feldjäger in Bucharest. Very likely Wiesmann was appointed there at this time. His Romanian wartime decoration was first mentioned in the Prussian rank list of 1881, a quite normal delay between a war, the afterwards occuring awards and the publication of these awards in the rank lists. The deorations with swords on the top of the cross, as to be seen on the bar s
  2. House and Merit Order of Peter Friedrich Ludwig Knight Cross 1st class with swords:
  3. Hofamtsrat Oskar Vater Ehrenkreuz 2. Klasse mit Eichenbruch: 22. Januar 1918
  4. Could you please tell me the source of the birth date? Thanks and regards, Komtur
  5. The name is engraved as part of the inscription of the last decoration. This memory cross is fixed so strongly, that it is impossible to take a picture of the reverse side.
  6. Wilkens got the Colombian decoration for his services in connection with transfering two flying boats of the Dornier Do J type (civil version) from Europe to America. The memory cross on the last position of the bar shows the route of the Central America flight of the Dornier ATLANTICO and PACIFICO in August 1925. On the picture with this two flying boats before starting for this flight Wilkens is to be seen as a member of the crew.
  7. With great input of Andreas 👍 the mystery of the last decoration could be solved:
  8. Thank you very much! Just now a collector friend found a citation of the Colombian award to Hans Wilkens. The content of the article would be of great interest to me:
  9. Could someone please help to translate the inscription on the reverse side of the last decoration of this medal bar? Thanks in advance, Komtur.
  10. Medalbar with: 1. Iron Cross 2nd class 1914 2. Bremen Hanseatic Cross 3. German Honour Cross of the World War (for front-line veterans) 4. Colombia Centennial Cross of Boyaca (1922-1928) 5. Inofficial Colombian Cross with a inscription on the reverse side: A / HANS WILKENS / CONTADOR DE LA EXPE= / DICION AEREA INTER= / AMERICANA AL INICIARSE / TE SERVICIO DE COLOMBRIA. / SEPTIEMBRE 1925. / EL CONCEJO MUNICIPAL DE B. QUILLA / A. LOMBARDI Is there a Hans Wilkens to be found in the Bremen Hanseatic Cross rolls? Thanks in advance, Komtur.
  11. This medal was my first thought. But looking at his career in Hildebrand/Henriots Deutsche Admirale, I was wondering, how he was able to receive it.
  12. 5 + 21 Stern vom Ehrengroßkomturkreuz des Großherzoglich Oldenburgischen Haus- und Verdienstordens des Herzogs Peter Friedrich Ludwig. Only a few stars are to be worn on tht right site, the Oldenburg Ehrengroßkomturkreuz star is one of them. 11 + 24 Stern vom Großkreuz des k.u.k. Österreichischen Franz-Joseph-Ordens 8 Stern of the Roter Adler-Orden 2. Klasse mit Eichenlaub und Krone ??? The crown belongs to the crosses, the star is always without a crown.
  13. He was at least 2 weeks in military service, but didn´t leave Germany.
  14. It is the official medal-ribbon combination (Kriegs-Denkmünze von Stahl am Combattanten-Bande) for stay at home service of military personnel.
  15. Thank you, that is always of interest and seems in the frame of timerange of that delay I noticed until now.
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