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#173436 07/07/2009 04:09 PM
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The guys on here are to good for you and can smell you a mile off.So....why dont you pack it in? Your boring. Frown
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Hello
Any new HR's to view or report? Ron

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Hello
Just wanted to add the following to the thread. Ron

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Hello
Not to take up too much space or push it, but thought I would bring my thread up again for those looking at Totenkopfrings. I like history and think it has great history. Just don't want folks to think it is bragging. Hope nobody minds. Ron

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Ron, no secret,,you got one of the best HRs out there! always a pleasure to see it,,please ad new photos when ever you like!

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A couple of more pics.

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Wow, what a tunic he's wearing in that shot!!

Hey, feel free to post anytime,,its a great ring.. I'm sure the guys wouldn't mind seeing any new photos of the ring too!!

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Thanks,Gaspare. Will try and take some in daylight.

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Gaspare, Thanks, Here are some pics of the ring. Not sure my photography does it justice. I know we hear it all the time, but it does actually look better in person. Ron

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Wow, what a tunic he's wearing in that shot!!

Hey, feel free to post anytime,,its a great ring.. I'm sure the guys wouldn't mind seeing any new photos of the ring too!!

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Tanker #296075 03/26/2014 08:36 PM
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Tanker #296096 03/27/2014 03:44 AM
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Wow Ron ,,much thanks.. Man that is a real beauty..

Some guys like to study the fakes.. Forget that.. Study the authentic rings!

* Members,,,Heres a great chance to study a early pattern HR. Look hard,study. This is a great natural well worn ring probably a daily wearer... Would love to know the last 6 months history of this baby! wink
Thanks again Ron!

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Additional pics of Bittrich. They are copies of originals. They were in a photograph album belonging to Harzer.

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Tanker #296145 03/28/2014 04:39 AM
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Aahh the Summer whites! Some great photos,,[wonder if he's wearing the ring! ;)]

Also thanks for confirming he was involved in the messy 'Operation Market Garden'. I'll say it again,,GREAT ring!,,thanks for posting...

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One could only imagine!

Pure speculation only, but I would bet this is it in this pic. Wish it was clearer. Ron

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Ron,

Awesome, simply awesome!


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Hello Ron,

thanks for posting these nice pics.

Just a question :

checking by 1936 DAL, Willy Bittrich (SS n░ 39177) is not awarded with SShr, surprisingly 1938 DAL recorded he got the ring, I'm just wondering the reason why.

Btw, if someone is able to date the last pic, that could help.

TIA

Ric

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Hello Ric
Not sure about the DAL
I would date the last pic sometime before 1934
He joined the SS in 1932 wit Fligerstaffel Ost and the later took command of 74 Standarte. In these pics, he is wearing the tab of the 74 Standarte and SS/SA wings. Hope that helps you.Ron

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We all appreciate the history and try to preserve it. We collect it for the history and not the political aspect.
Unless your postings were related to my ring, maybe Vern or Dave can move them to a more apprppriate forum.
Don't want to sound rude, but would rather keep it ring related. Ron

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Tanker,

The only appropriate area is file 13.

You approve a cleanup ?

Dave

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Good. Thanks, Ron.

Thread locked.

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OK.

Thread cleaned up and about 20 posts lighter: Some 'bbtt's, a bunch from Matthias Fritz and his comedic vocabulary, and a similar amount from that last guy. None had anything to do with the ring.

Dave.

PS - "Ron" who started this, became "Tanker" part way through. Same guy.

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Thanks. Yes I am the same person (Ron & Tanker). The only reason there was a name change was due to the fact that the forum deleted my old registration and the only way to post was to re-register under another name. Nothing done to hide anything. Ron

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Thanks Dave,,,,and of course thanks Ron [Tanker].

Like I always say, this is one of the top HRs out there. Great history and excellent photos for study..

Ron you can always post more ring photos, different angles etc.,,maybe a birds eye view!..

Thanks again guys..,G.

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Thanks Gaspare.

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September 17th--start of Operation Market-Garden. Last victory of the Geman Army in WW2 and the Commander-Obergruppenfurher Bittrich

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One word for this ring: WOW! I must say that this HR still has lots of detail. Must be pretty cool to own that ring and have all the original owner's info.

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Thank you. I am grateful to be the caretaker of this important historical item. Ron.

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Ron, it somehow escaped me that you owned this ring. It is magnificent to have that one, especially with all the WWII stuff on TV the last few days. I hope I get to see it one day if I get over your way. I have two Honor Rings, one to an SS Dr. and the other with the name obscured, which, according to Don Boyle, was not uncommon as the SS were loath to be caught with any evidence of their affiliation with the SS.

The Dr.s ring is a '44 and the other ring is a '37.

Mark

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Hello
Just wanted to share this for the members. This is Bittrich's sleeve eagle removed from his tunic by the same soldier at the same time the ring was obtained. It is a nice heavy 1st pattern style and still has the strings attached where it was removed form the tunic. Ron

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Now THats a war trophy! Nice, Ron!

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Thank you. Ron

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Ron,,, what a great addition to your collection/grouping..

That IS one magnificent SS eagle!,,really a great looking example. Makes that ring all the sweeter! wink

again,,still one of the best HRs out there all the better now...

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Wow!
Congrats!


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Here is a nice article with pics of his grave site along with his wife.Ron
http://ww2gravestone.com/general/bittrich-wilhelm

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I never get tired of seeing this ring...Man it is just the best

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,, does anyone know what happened to his Gold Party Pin??

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Hello Gaspare
My records and his SS file do not show Bittrich having a Golden Party Pin.
Were you thinking of another person? Ron

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yeah,,looked at wrong photo! blush

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See what old age is doing to us! Ron

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Glad all appreciated this recent piece of history (and don't get tired of me posting about it!:)

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