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#5580 03/20/2009 01:19 AM
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Hi folks, I have some medals that some dear friends of mine have given me pictures of that belonged to thier grandfather. He was a member of a SS Calvery unit. Some of his medals are familiar to me like the Russian front medal and a general assault,but others are not. He had an estate in the baltic states and in poland after occupation. Please provide any input as to what these awards are and what they were given for. First pic is of thier grandfather and my friends uncles in HJ uniforms! THANKS for your help!! Kevin. P.S. I think he is wearing one of the unusual white crosses in the pic!

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#5583 03/20/2009 01:23 AM
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#5587 03/20/2009 03:01 AM
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THE CROSSES are the BALTIC CROSS circa 1923 awarded to FREICORPS members and allowed by Hitler for wear during the TR period there where two types the first class which you have two of and the rarer 2nd class on a ribbon.

PAUL

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Arm with Sword/Swas. - Is the Latvian Freedom Fighters Commemorative medal,,,a pretty scarce medal!

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THANKS Paul and Gaspare!

Paul, Which cross were you refering to? White and blue or the black and brass ones?

MORE info on all please! Anyone else? Kevin.


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#5590 03/20/2009 01:25 PM
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The medals in pics 4 and 6 are the Baltic Crosse. I don't know about the white enamel crosses. Polish perhaps?

Regards

James


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#5591 03/20/2009 04:59 PM
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not Polish , I have the bible on polish insignia and they do not show up there maybe Baltic states

PAUL

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The white enamel cross is the Honour Cross of the Baltic Landwehr with Swords. This ties in with his Baltic Cross and his Freikorps service in that part of the world.
A nice interesting set!

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WOW, you guys are GOOD!! Thanks! Anyone have ideas about the small medal #5? And how about the small ribbon bar?,looks like the one on left is the Latvian Freedom Fighters Commemorative medal? What is the one with swords?? Just great info here! Much appreciated! Kevin.


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#5594 03/21/2009 04:24 AM
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Add a few more pics of this Amazing Gentleman..

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One more..

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#5597 03/21/2009 08:17 PM
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I know someone out there knows what these pins are!? How do you like the pics? Kevin.


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#5598 03/22/2009 10:56 AM
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The last one is the best! Shows off his Honour Cross very well.

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ANY ideas on the small medal #5? Moderators?? Thanks, Kevin.


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Cavalryman have Long Pistol 08.Nice photo.


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