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Can someone please help to identify this officer (Oberst?)

His awards:

1. EK2 with the 1939 Spange

2. ? (House Order of Vigilance or the White Falcon?)

3. ?

4. ? (Hindenburg cross with swords?)

5. LS award with the Wehrmacht device

6. LS award with the Wehrmacht device

7. ?

On the uniform:

1. EK1 with the 1939 Spange

2. Wilhelm Ernst War Cross :speechless1:

3. IAB

4. Wound badge (Silver?)

5. DKIG

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Very easy to find, with the right books :catjava:

MUCH easier (and quicker AND cheaper) than combing through the :speechless1: original lists

Note that the original roll has him as "Lotha." Even ORIGINAL sources have errors that must be corrected!

Ribbon #3 with the Xs only shows up after the Second War started. It is probably a KVK2X, but in the only portraits I've seen (so far :cheeky: ) it looks almost like a Silver grade Ostvolk award. His last ribbon is a 1939 Westwall Medal.

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