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1 hour ago, stewy said:

It must've been the loss of at more than one limb &/or eye. Who's the ISA made by Andreas? Stewy

Hi Stewy and ostprussenmann_new,

it is not necessary, that he has lost an arm/leg or eye, maybe he was

wounded several times. I don´t know who made this ISA, but here are

some better pictures.

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Kind regards
Andreas

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2 hours ago, stewy said:

ISA is an unmarked Wiedmann. Stewy 

Thanks Stewy, WW2 isn´t my main interest any more

 

20 hours ago, ostprussenmann_new said:

Nice group.  What do you know about him.  I see a German Wound Badge in Gold.  Did a wound disfigure him and he was let go of service?  Would love to hear the story about it.  Thanks for sharing.

I don´t know really much, DKiG was awarded 23.11.1944

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Andreas

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9 hours ago, stewy said:

As a footnote #32 Hobacher BWB's are seldom encountered, yours definitely is a Hobacher:). Congrats, Stewy

Thanks for this info, much appreciated.

The BWB seems well worn and repaired.

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Andreas

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Yes Andreas, it's been repaired. I'm not sure the catch isn't a replacement. These usually have either a rounded "C" wire catch or a ? style catch. This looks a flat wire variant. It may be original to the badge, but I can't tell from the pic. Stewy

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On 20.7.2016 at 05:47, Paul R said:

What a grouping!   This man is a hero.  Did this come straight from the family?

Thanks Paul,

I got it at the intercession of a coin seller straight from the family.

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Andreas

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