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A very early war example being dated just 6 days after the award was instituted, so no doubt that it is a back-dated citation. This for a crewman on U-18.

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Steigerwald U 861.

edit :

Shonan = Singapore, in Japanese Shonanto = sun harbor - or - harbor of the sun.

Document is signed by Korvettenkapitän Wolfgang Erhardt, former first offocer on the raider "Michel".

Edited by Eric JB

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Wow.... my first thought seeing the small pic was "why would they have need a preliminary doc??"

But seeing where it was awarded.... fantastic!

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Walter Pfeiffer U 181.

Ubootskriegsabzeichen.

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Walter Pfeiffer U 181.

U-Bootsfrontspange in Silber.

Signed by Fregattenkapitän Wilhelm Dommes, former CO. of U 431 and U 178.

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