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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.
     
  3. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member

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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

    GadgetWorks Member

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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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