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No-- and here is why:

1) The ONLY officers for whom we have COMPLETE wartime awards available are those of the Reichsheer and Reichsmarine: this officer was not in either.

2) The Red Eagle is certainly a 4th Class-- but is the Crown Order 3rd or 4th? A MEDAL bar would reveal this, but a ribbon bar leaves uncertainty. The combination could be either army or navy.

3) The complete pre-1914 armies and navy officer corps have NOT been entered on a master data base yet, ONLY officers who HAPPEN to come up in one of the many WW1 award rolls we have been slaving over. This group has none of those rolls done yet.

4) with no "mit Schwertern" award, that "invisible-to-Rank-Lists" Southwest Africa Medal is all but certainly a stay at home STEEL. The roll for those have just been discovered, but have not yet been copied or transcribed--but it will be.

So, even if we found an officer with the Red Eagle, Crown, and Russian St. Anna, there would still be no way to tell if he had received a steel SWA and been decorated by Hamburg, one of the Mecklenburgs, and Austria-Hungary--at this point.

Long way of saying:

can't identify him NOW, but MAY be able to in 2008 or 2009. :catjava:

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