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Fliegerhorst Stendal 4 3 1938 jigger


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One of the relics my father brought back from his time in WWII was a silver jigger, one side has the inscription: "Fliegerhorst Stendal" which I assume refers to the air base.

The other side has engraved a flying eagle with a swastika in its talons, and the date 4 3 1938.

Does this refer to April 3, 1938 or March 4, 1938?

Also, does anyone know the significance of this date or who, why it might have been awarded to?

Thanks,

Frederick

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Hi Frederick,

in German it is always in a (for me) logical order: day month year

4. März 1938

I think, that it is a birthday gift for an officer, an ancient custom.

Stendal:

http://de.wikipedia....Stendal-Borstel

Uwe

Thanks Uwe - you're right, it makes much more sense to write dates that way. Thanks also for the interesting link and info - very much appreciated.

Best Regards,

Frederick

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