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And now some interesting small addendums to the old material.

Well, remember this badge from # 83 – Good conduct badge (a.k.a. “distinguished” badge).

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Here you have same badge (with same reverse inscription), but in white enamel (and with damaged central tablet).

Obverse

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And now another association badge with central kanji “member”.

But this one has very low number 52.

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Very nice Hyogo Prefecture wound association badge numbered 3717.

We`ve seen such badge in post # 114, but this time we have a photo of reverse! ;)

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And my recent acquisition – Aichi Prefecture wound association badge numbered 1268.

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Here is something interesting ...

Red cross emblem in the central blue tablet (unfortunately no photo of reverse).

Have a poroblem with this one (identification).

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11th Army wound badge

This one is very interesting badge. It was issued for soldiers of 11th army that were wounded while serving in China. The Japanese 11th Army was formed on July 4, 1938 for the task of conquering and occupying the central provinces of China between the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. The 11th Army played a major role in the Battle of Wuhan. From September 1939, it came under the newly formed China Expeditionary Army and was transferred to the control of the Japanese Sixth Area Army in September 1944. It was disbanded at Quanzhou County (Guilin) in Guangxi province at the surrender of Japan August 15, 1945.

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The badge dimensions are 33mm×33mm. Reverse of this badge (sorry – no photo available) inscribed DAI JUUICHI GUN (11th Army). Very interesting is that this badge has two types of attachments. Soldier could sew it to his uniform or wear it by means of traditional pin. Which is by the way very traditional for the badges of 11th Army. Here comes another badge for soldiers of this Army with same type of attachment.

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Recently found this one on ebay.

Very nice example of prize ceramic issued by wounded soldier association in 80s.

A jar with the image of wound badge and recipient wound “history”.

Mr Yamamoto Kisaburo was awarded with this jar on November 1, 1983.

He was wounded November 10, 1937 in a battle in China Suzhou while serving in the first regiment of the Kurume tank, Yoneda unit.

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