Larry's German militaria

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Ron Goldstein, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    A long term friend who served with me between 1943 & 1944 has his own box of souveniers including the items below.
    Any info please?

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  2. Owen

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  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Neither do I !


    ..........but it's definitely the same medal so many thanks for that
  4. Owen

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  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Here you go.

    Nazi Long Service Medals; Nazi rings from diggerhistory

    • Long Service Medal 2nd Class. Instituted January 30, 1938.
    • Silver awarded for 25 years service (see left)
    • 1st Class was gilt and awarded for 40 years service. (See above left & centre)
    • Special Grade was for 50 years service and had the figures 50 on the front top arm. (Planned but probably never issued) (See above right)
    This was awarded for service to the Nazi Party, it does not reflect military service time (but to get it service in the military was taken into account) so it can more accurately be described as a civilian medal.

  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    That Deutsche Wehrmacht armband has lots of hits on a Google Search.
    Here's one.  Catalog

    Deutsche Wehrmacht basically translates into German Armed Forces or German Military. It was worn by civilians that were employed by the German Military.
  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    Same friend with one of his Italian mementos

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  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Cheers Ron, where did your chum "find" all this?
  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    I see my friend almost every week.

    For every piece of memorabilia he shows me he has a story.

    Including that flag !

    I shall see if I can get him to post it himself or allow me to do so for him.

    You have been warned !

  10. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    As a guess on the armband stamp: It looks like "Pionier Offizier (can't read third word) and below "Chemnitz." Pionier in military terminology is engineer or sapper.

  11. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    Hey guys :), I have something for u. First of all: armband. This armband was given to any civilian or foreign labor serving to Wehrmacht. You can see on armband seal of administrative unit that has given armband to its bearer. Pionier-Offizier probably title given with armband to bearer or title of head of administrative unit that has given armband. Chemnits - its a city in Germany, so armand was given in that city.
    Second: the cross. This cross was given for service for 50 years on civil position. There are 3 types of such crosses - for service for 50, 40, 25 years.
    Third: sign (or medal) is probably not nazi's.
    Forth: eagle badge. This badge taken from cap of Luftwaffe member, probably from officer's cap.

    All info taken from books of Jack Pia "Nazi Regalia" and "SS Regalia".
  12. Larry

    Larry WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I wonder if anyone can identify these two items I have in my WW2 ciollection ?

    Thanks a lot


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  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Larry, see this thread.
    Ron asked for you awhile back in 2007
    answers in there.

    On that thread is a photo of you Larry.

  14. patrick1974

    patrick1974 We will remember them.

    First is not an iron cross bnut a civil service medal and the 50 years is very scarce as price range between 300 and 500 euro depending on the state it is in.Secondly the armband was issued to people (civilians) who served under the Command of the wehrmacht,such as traffic controllers and so on.
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Threads merged.

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