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German Souvenirs from WWII

Discussion in 'Medals, Insignia, Badges & Recalls' started by GadgetWorks, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. GadgetWorks

    GadgetWorks Member

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    I found these today. The 10 pfenning piece is 1944. Any help on what everything is would be appreciated.
     

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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Moved to more appropriate forum.

    Nice collection by the way.
     
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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Nice pieces
     
  4. GadgetWorks

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    Thanks. I'm pretty sure my father brought these back from WWII. There are some photos, too.
     

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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The upper left looks like a cockade from a heer general's hat.
     
  6. Skipper

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    Several of them are service enlistment day Souvenirs (Dienst) there are also some tinnies, membership insignias, cap parts , recalls and others.
     
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  7. GadgetWorks

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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I knew Skipper would have some answers. Good on you.
     
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    More details; -the recall is for a WWI Veteran . -
    The harp is a music association pin
    The Arbeitsdienst reward is related to the compulsory Work service prior to the enlistement in the army.
     
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    good variety of pics and militaria....I can never look at too much of each ...thanks for posting and for members' knowledge.....did I miss some background information?? where did they all originally come from?
     
  11. GadgetWorks

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    My father was in the 980th FA Bn in WWII. He died in 1967, so I never got to know him. I've been cleaning out my mother's house getting it ready to sell. I found these in a tin box in the nightstand next to the bed that hasn't been touched since he died. In the Unit narrative, they captured quite a few enemy soldiers, a lot for a 155MM artillery Bn. Everyone in the unit must have got their share.
     
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    My Dad was also in the 980th. I have been looking for information on the outfit for years. Recently my uncle found some of Dad's stuff in an old trunk that Grandma had in storage forever. I would be glad to share anything I have with anyone interested. Most of what I have is from Battery B. I'll start with this roster. Page 1 Members of Btry. B, 980 F.A.Bn..jpg Page 2 Members of Btry. B, 980 F.A.Bn..jpg Page 3 Members of Btry. B, 980 F.A.Bn..jpg
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Which is your father? There are a lot of names that could be searched in a place like Fold3. You might glean some information.
     
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    My Dad was Eurphus Green from Oklahoma. His Sgt.called him Moose. He was a wireman in Battery B. He was also a truck driver and forward observer and worked on the equipment. He told me a story about how he and Bull Ursetta swept out a railroad tunnel (with Thompson machine guns) and when they came out the other end he discovered that what he thought was sweat running down the side of his face was actually blood. he had taked a bullet fragment through his ear.
     

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