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Maybe someone can help me out: In this picture Wilberg is wearing the Flieger-Erinnerungsabzeichen (1914) underneath the EK I, on the other side he is wearing the Eiserner Halbmond and, I am pretty sure, the Feldpilotenabzeichen (k. u. k. Armee). But what flying badge does he wear to the right of the Flieger-Erinnerungsabzeichen? Can anyone identify it? Thanks!

Helmuth Wilberg als Reichswehroffizier.jpg

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I now have these awards for Wilberg:

Militär-Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen (Preußen)

Preußischer Kronenorden, IV. Klasse

Eisernes Kreuz (1914), II. und I. Klasse

Ritterkreuz des Königlichen Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern

Bayerischer Militärverdienstorden, IV. Klasse mit Schwertern (BM4⚔)

Mecklenburgisches Militärverdienstkreuz, II. Klasse (MK2)

Mecklenburgisch-Strelitzsches Kreuz für Auszeichnung im Kriege, II. Klasse (StK2)

Feldpilotenabzeichen (k. u. k. Armee)

Österreichisches Militärverdienstkreuz, III. Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration (ÖM3K)

Eiserner Halbmond (TH)

Beobachterabzeichen (Bulgarien)

Ritterkreuz IV. Klasse, II. Stufe des Bulgarischen Militärordens für Tapferkeit (BT4b)

Flieger-Erinnerungsabzeichen (1914)

Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz

Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer

Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung, IV. bis I. Klasse

Beobachterabzeichen (Wehrmacht)

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What a great looking medal bar!  I wish I could see some good color photos of that.  Any idea where it is now?  Still with the family?

I couldn't zoom in very well.  What is number 8 and 9?

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7 minutes ago, laurentius said:

Austrian Military Merit Cross third class and the Bulgarian Order of Bravery with swords.

Thank you.

When I was looking at number 8, it looked like there is something above the cross.  I couldn't make it out very well.

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12 minutes ago, laurentius said:

Austrian Military Merit Cross third class and the Bulgarian Order of Bravery with swords.

I think there is laurels with the Bulgarian medal

Christophe

 

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On 11/03/2021 at 15:59, Claudius said:

When I was looking at number 8, it looked like there is something above the cross.  I couldn't make it out very well.

I see that too. Looks like there is something above the Austrian MVK3

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8 hours ago, Utgardloki said:

I see that too. Looks like there is something above the Austrian MVK3

I don't think so. In my opinion the MVK has not been mounted very well or has come somewhat loose due to heavy wearing. This combined with the left side of the crown of the Bulgarian Order of Bravery overlapping with the MVK leads to the optical illusion that there is something above the MVK, which is not possible since it did not come with a crown or wreath. Some people mounted swords above their MVK but this pictured does not seem to have them.

 

Kind regards, Laurentius

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