Post By Mackaydon
Oct 22, 2012, 09:41 AM
German ww2 medal/badge info
Hi, does anyone out there have any info on this? Found in my late grandfathers possessions. I know he was a panzer grenadier.
Oct 22, 2012 09:41 AM
Oct 22, 2012, 10:54 AM
Anything on the back? Can we see a pic of the back, please?
Are those crossed cannons?
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Oct 22, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Any numbers, words, letters, images or apparent means of attachment on the reverse?
Ooops, DCM, sorry, you beat me to the Q.
Oct 22, 2012, 11:44 AM
The badge is at my dads house and he keeps sending me awful pictures!
Yes I believe they are cannons and has niemcy 1945 inscribed on the back with a clasp to secure on clothing.
Last edited by Tony74; Oct 22, 2012 at 11:50 AM.
Oct 22, 2012, 12:11 PM
IMO, the swastika appears NOT to be German; it's backwards; the 'tops' should be pointing right, not left.
Oct 22, 2012, 02:03 PM
Hi Don, could this be polish? I know he was from Poznan? He also had the war merit cross 2nd class.
Oct 22, 2012, 04:28 PM
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The only Polish use of a swastika I could find dates back to the First Polish Republic, too long ago to be likely.
My thought is that it is of a Scandinavian design, pre-ww2. I'd seen one listing for a belt buckle of similar design said to be from the Scandinavian foreign volunteers helping the nazi cause in WW2, but couldn't access further information about it, and it was only a match in the style of swastika, not in the rest of the details anyway.
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Oct 22, 2012, 05:21 PM
It is Polish: Motorized Artillery Regiment--more soon.
I'm getting closer with this: http://www.icollector.com/POLAND-MED...-TYPE_i5282174
I think it's 8th PAR (8th Polish Artillery Regiment) assuming that top figure is an '8'.
Last edited by Mackaydon; Oct 22, 2012 at 05:30 PM.
Oct 22, 2012, 05:58 PM
It would have been worn just under the button hole of the pocket flap-- under the ribbons.
Oct 22, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Oct 22, 2012, 11:04 PM
One clue was the word MIEMCY; meaning Germany--but written in Polish. I enjoyed the research;thanks.
Oct 23, 2012, 01:28 AM
Great research Don! Thank you for your time
Oct 23, 2012, 08:09 AM
Thanks for the challenge. If there are other unknowns from your grandfather's past possessions that you'd like to ID, there are many TN-ers here who seem to be able to ID just about anything--so post them if you wish.
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