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Hi guys! Recently examined my few ribbon bars and took some photos. First, the large one. I am not very familiar with the ribbons, managed to identify some, but not all. I think this guy was military and participated in the WW2. This is what I identified /may be wrong for some/, but what are the rest? Maybe a few are Soviet?

1. Order Of The People's Republic Bulgaria

2. Order of the 9th of September 1944 2nd class

3. Order of the 9th of September 1944 2nd class

4. Order of People's Liberty 1st class

5. Order of People's Liberty 2nd class

6. Bravery Cross from the WW2???????? Or Merit????

7. Bravery Cross from the WW2???????? Or Merit?

8. Order of the Red Banner

9. Now what's that? Could it be a St Alexander or Merit order from the WW2? Or 30th Anniversary Of The Socialist Revolution In Bulgaria? But isn't it too highly situated for an Anniversary medal?

10. ????????????

11. Patriotic War Medal 1944-45

12. Combat Merits Order

13. 20 years in the Armed Forces

14. 15 years in the Armed Forces

15. 25 Anniversary of the People's Army

16. 30 Anniversary of the People's Army

17. ???????????

18. ????????????

19. ??????????????

20. 1300 Anniversary?????????

21. Civil Merit?????????

22. 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Georgi Dimitrov

23. Looks like 12. Combat Merits Order - but the blue stripe is wider????????

24. ??????????????????

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Thank you Rick! :cheers:

As you mentioned it, here are two Old Regime bards that I have. The presence of the Commemorative medals sends them in the end of the 30's or in the 40's. One ribbon is Austrian, I think. The standard plastic bar shows the size of these.

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Thank you Rick! :cheers:

As you mentioned it, here are two Old Regime bards that I have. The presence of the Commemorative medals sends them in the end of the 30's or in the 40's. One ribbon is Austrian, I think. The standard plastic bar shows the size of these.

Ted,

Those 30-40 era bars would look great on my colonels tunic. Do you have any displayed on your tunics?

I have two short bars from the same period...

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No, all tunics are stored right now around the house, nothing on display. In fact today pulled out one artillery colonel M1936 tunic, need to put buttons on it - there's no loops for orders /as usual/, but small loops for the pin of such a bar - when finish with the buttons, will take a photo with the ribbon bar :cheers:

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No, all tunics are stored right now around the house, nothing on display. In fact today pulled out one artillery colonel M1936 tunic, need to put buttons on it - there's no loops for orders /as usual/, but small loops for the pin of such a bar - when finish with the buttons, will take a photo with the ribbon bar :cheers:

Mine has loops for 6-8 awards but i don't have that many Bulgarian awards to display. My other colonel tunic has a loop for one medal.

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Hi all and Happy New year !

I don?t think I have showed my Generals bar earlier ?

Well here it is ;

Row 1. Dimitrov Dimitrov OPRB 1st OPRB 2nd

OPRB 3rd 9 Sept 44 1st 9 Sept 44 3rd National Lib 2nd

ORB ORB ORBL Combat Merit

Combat Merit Anti Fascist Anti Fascist Soviet October Rev ?

Soviet Red Star Long Service 10 LS 15 LS 20

20 year something Order of Labour 25 year Army Dimitrov 90 years 1972

30 year Rev 1974 30 year Min of Int 1974 30 year army 1974 30 Year Constr troop 1974

30 years Victory 1975 Labour troops 1976? 1876-1976 1878-1978

A Officer from the construction Troops that fought in WWII on Soviet side in the end of the war.

GenMaj or GenLt ?

Haven?t find anyone yet who matches the awards but I keep on looking ;)

Christer

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  • 7 months later...

Gen.-major Carl Vinarov, Commander "ZA-PVO-s" /whatever!/ in 1957 - 1962

Have some little more information about him. Born 1922, passed April 4th 2007. Wounded at the Kursk battle - this means only one thing, he was one of the Bulgarian communists, who moved to the USSR and joined the Red Army. The first commander of the Anti-air missile forces.

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:cheers:

Nice photos Theodor !

:speechless1: And the last one !! With THREE 9 sept breast orders

Wow.

First time I see the partisan badge been worn. I will check if I have any pics of Bulgarians with ribbon bars

All the best from the North

Christer

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These are from a book about the anti-air defense from the Balkan Wars to the beginning of the 90s. I do not have many photos from the Socialist period, but if you give me some names I can search for their pictures, also can ask other people on local Bulgarian forums :cheers:

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