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Lt dR Wilhelm Ruwie (destroyed seven tanks). From Nassauer Bote, 31.10.1918

Such an amazing project to lift all these brave men from oblivion 👍

Here's a picture I found somewhere. An unknown LW Major with HHOX, WF and Meiningen.

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I wonder if that's really a Hohenzollern in the photo. The ribbon under the crown device doesn't look black.

A (yet) unidentified Luftwaffe Lt-Colonel

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Here are two bars to share with you which fit the topic of discussion. One with the Princely Hohenzollern House Order, and the other with HOH3x.

Bar 1:

Iron Cross 2nd Class 1914-18

Princely Hohenzollern House Order

Mecklenburg Schwerin militarverdienst

West Afrika Medal

Swedish order of the crown? (Swords striking down over, non-combatant?) Brunswick KVK?

Prussian Kronenorden

Red Eagle Order

Bar 2: Possible row 1 of 2?

Iron Cross 1914-18 + 1939 2nd class


Sachsen Altenburg Herzog Ernst Medaille OR Prussian Verdienstkreuz Gold?

Friedrich August Medal with the Vor Dem Feinde Clasp.

Mecklenburg Schwerin militarverdienst

Honour Cross

Any help putting a name and a history to these two bars would be much appreciated :)

Best Regards


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Thanks for your input here Alan!

I cannot find in my books that the crown and swords device was worn on the ribbon of the Albrechtsorden.... (but most books are very obscure about ribbons and ribbon bars) can you guide me here?

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You could have a point there, but what other ribbons bear a crown with crossed swords?

There are a number of possibilities, such as:


Ernestiner Hausorden

Bavarian Military Merit Order

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I'm sure you already have a copy of this photo, as it was widely distributed, but here is an autographed copy from my collection. It's from a photo album of a former member of Jasta 40, whose final commander was Carl Degelow. As far as I know he was the last person to ever win the military Pour le Merite.


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Have the statutes for the Hohenzollern House Order ever been collected and published in English?

I have the great Hamelman book Of Red Eagles and Royal Crowns, which is the translated statutes of the Red Eagle Order and the Crown Order. Has anyone ever done a similar book on the Hohenzollern House Order?

Thank you in advance for any help.

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He was a Saxon officer in Gren. R. 101 when the war began.  In the 1914 Saxon Rangliste you will find him at the Unteroffizier Vorschule (he transferred to GR 101 around March 1914).  He was promoted Major in 1918.



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Jungnickel was in GR 101 the whole war. The action for his HoH-Awarding happened during the Gr0ße Schlacht in Frankreich at the end of march 1918. At that time he was a battallion cdr. in above regiment.

PS: sent you a message.

Gruß Stefan

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