Badge and Medal Identification

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by smdarby, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. smdarby

    smdarby Patron Patron

    I have a Dutch friend who used to be involved with the museum in Oosterbeek as a boy. He met lots of veterans who would give him various bits of militaria - mainly badges and medals. I've identified a few things for him, but others have got me stumped.

    Can anyone identify the blue badge with the stars? And does anyone recognise the medal ribbons and rifle badge? I have a bit of knowledge of medals and they are not British. Neither do I believe they are American as I have a Military Medals of the US book and cannot find those coloured ribbons. Also, the stars on US medals are 5 pointed. Are they Dutch maybe?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The top shield has to be a prototype for the European Union's 'Star-Spangled Arsehole' flag.
     
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  4. smdarby

    smdarby Patron Patron

    Many thanks for the info on the medals - I think you are spot on.
     
  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    The badge above the medal ribbons is a US Army Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd Award) for any soldier that saw action in the Korean War.
     
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  6. smdarby

    smdarby Patron Patron

    Thanks for the info, Guy.
     

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