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Hi guys,

I'm hoping that this Luftwaffe Oberst will be identifiable via his medal bar.

Can anyone confirm what medals he is wearing?

 

There is a reasonable chance that he became a General....

 

Thanks,

Matt.

 

 

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Nice photo. He's got what looks like a Lippe house order in second spot or possibly a Reuss Honor Cross, and an Italian Crown Order at the end.

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Hi Vince,

Thanks a lot.

 

Hi Paul,

I've tried a couple of close-ups. Hope it helps.

 

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Since the decoration in the second position can't be clearly determine all I have to go on is the Italian Crown and Luftwaffe long service. I do not find a match.

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Hi Paul, 

Thanks for trying. I have meanwhile found another pic of this man, but unfortunately it is probably too far away to be of use.

 

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Could the second one be Lippe-Detmold Honour cross but with swords? the third is the Ehrenkreuz fur Kampfer I think

 

Alex K

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I tried several different possibilities for the second award and the two LSC or Italian Crown and no luck.

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On 05/03/2015 at 12:57, Paul C said:

I tried several different possibilities for the second award (...) and no luck.

Did you also try with Waldeck? I'm 99.5% sure he's wearing a WVK4X...

;)

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I agree with Sascha here. Although both these orders have a star as a medaillon (which can be rather difficult with unclear photographs), there is still the ribbon. I do not believe the ribbon on the second medal to be red. In my opinion, it is white, which would point to a decoration from Waldeck.

Kind regards, Laurentius

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Dear forumites,

I’m also with Sascha and Laurentius here: the second order should be a Waldeck 4th class Verdienstkreuz (only 596 Verleihungen). Therefore there are good chances of this bar to be ID’ed.

cheers

C

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20 hours ago, saschaw said:

Did you also try with Waldeck? I'm 99.5% sure he's wearing a WVK4X...

;)

No luck on the Waldeck and Luft or Heer long service.

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Another photo of this same officer just came up on fleabay, and he's ID'd on the back as Oberst Wickard, Regiments-Kommandeur.

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Hi

I have some info regarding his WW1 awards.

EKII 23.06.1915

Wald.Offz.Verdienstkreuz 22.08.1915

Fz.Abz 05.12.1916

EKI 08.07.1919, got it after returning from captivity

VerwAbz no date given

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