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Hello, I have a couple of questions about Raeder's pre-WW2 awards.

1. I found two different award dates for his "Ritterkreuz des Königlich Preußischen Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern": 03 June 1916 and 05 June 1916. Which is the correct award date?

2. On the list of his awards I have, the Königlich Bulgarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille is listed twice. First as "Königlich Bulgarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille" with the date 20 November 1917. Second as "Königlich Bulgarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern" with the date 30 November 1937. To my knowledge the "Bulgarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille 1915/1918" was established in 1933, that would fit with Raeder's award listed with the date 1937. But, what is the medal listed in 1917 then? Does anyone know of a similar named Bulgarian award from WW1?

3. Does anyone have any kind of proof that Raeder received the "Eichenlaub zur Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung I. Klasse" for 40 years service? He was in active service for 40 years by 1934.

4. Was Raeder ever awarded the "Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes"? If yes, when and which class?

5. Was he awarded the "Österreichische Kriegs-Erinnerungs-Medaille mit Schwertern"?

Thanks!

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17 hours ago, Kriegsmarine Admiral said:

5. Was he awarded the "Österreichische Kriegs-Erinnerungs-Medaille mit Schwertern"?

 

Yes. See attached image of one of his ribbon bars.

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