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  1. Hello everyone, These badges/pins belonged to a small lot auctioned recently, mixed with some other luftwaffe unit pins. Does anyone know what are they? /Jian #1. looks like a squadron emblem, with number 705. #2. #3. #4. #5. #6 #7 #8 #9
  2. That sums up pretty much. What about the Mecklenburg medic bar in the bottom of the picture? could the 3rd and 4th ribbons be Verdienstkreuz of Hausorden der Wendischen Krone and Militär Verdienstkreuz?
  3. C. Zeige auctioned another group of ribbon bars lately, one of them seems to be a little odd that the 3rd Reich KVK is placed after the Hindy cross, and no long service medals, does it make any sense?
  4. Guys I really want to show you this Saxon-Weimar lifesaving medal, it's a real beauty.
  5. Thank you Andreas Hauptmann Leo von Gillhaußen was killed on the 6th of November 1918. Here I found a photo of the Gillhaußen brothers from gottmituns.net, Leo and his wife are on the left.
  6. Can anyone help to id this bar? I've been told the owner was a long time adjutant of a German prince, never figured out the name though. reverse
  7. Could this be Harry Gondi's ribbon bar? Found this photo showing Gondi wearing a long ribbon bar, also a TWM and a Silesian Eagle 1st class.
  8. Greetings everyone! I recently came across this bar and thought that I have seen it's full size brother before, can't remember when and where. Does it ring an bell to you? Is this bar identifiable? If I'm not mistaken the bar consists of following: - EKII - Saxon Albert Order 2nd class with sword - Oldenburg Friedrich August cross - Anhalt House Order of Albert the Bear 2nd class with sword - Austrian Military Merit Cross 3rd Class
  9. Here is the scan from O‘Connor's book. Do you think it's the same person?
  10. He must be one of the 10 airmen who received the member cross of Hohenzollern house order with swords during WWI. Comparing the photo of Julius Tillmans in Neal O'Connor's aviation awards book vol.2, it seems to have some good match of facial character to our guy here. What do you think?
  11. It's possible but I doubt so. The reason is there isn't many award could be placed before his HoH3 on lifesaving ribbon according to war time rule, I can think of a EKII but nothing else really. He probably have another full decoration bar with all his awards including EKII, and Turkish gold and silver merit medals. His EK1 was awarded in 1915 for his participation in the Balkan wars. By the way he did receive the HOH3 on lifesaving ribbon in the middle of WW1. It was gazetted in the Prussian State Gazette (Deutscher Reichs- und Königlich Preußischer Staatsanzeiger). The HOH3 makes me believe this bar might be his interwar bar that intended to show his glorious lifesaving experience solely. And he probably started showing off his lifesaving award already in WWI. I was lucky enough seeing a photo album of officer corps of Ulanen Reg14. The album contains photo of several Ulanen 14 officers including Georg Veit and his son Otto Veit, I was curious to see both the father and son served in the same unit. There are three photos of Georg Veit, one in civillian dress together with his son, and two photos with him in uniform and I could see he was wearing a light colour ribbon through button hole which might be for his Prussian lifesaving medal, his son Otto wears an EKII ribbon by the way. Father and son... From left, Lt. Veit, Oberst Veit (wear his lifesaving medal through button hole)... Veit (second from right) wear his lifesaving ribbon through button hole. His son Otto Veit... Another press photo showing him wearing his EKII ribbon and another black and white ribbon, could it be for his HOH3(on black and white ribbon)?
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