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tmontana0219 02-02-2013 07:32 PM

What are these called?
 
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I have two pins one from the nazis in ww2 another in an era I am not sure of. I would like any info that anyone knows of these. The nazi one is of a hawk standing on the swastika and the other has three stars on it. Thank you and have a nice day.

MoreAltitude 02-02-2013 07:35 PM

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I have two pins one from the nazis in ww2 another in an era I am not sure of. I would like any info that anyone knows of these. The nazi one is of a hawk standing on the swastika and the other has three stars on it. Thank you and have a nice day.

By pins, I think you are referring to what are called ribbons.

tmontana0219 02-02-2013 07:43 PM

Ok I was given both by my grandfather who collects all kinds of military collectibles and forgot to ask him when he gave them to me.

MoreAltitude 02-02-2013 08:13 PM

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Ok I was given both by my grandfather who collects all kinds of military collectibles and forgot to ask him when he gave them to me.

1st picture has 3 ribbons on it, a quick look online of german awards shows that from left to right;

Iron Cross 1939 ribbon / 4-year length of service ribbon / Entry into Austria ribbon


2nd pic is a US ribbon WWII

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon, with three bronze star devices

tmontana0219 02-02-2013 08:26 PM

Thank you very much for the info, have a nice day :)

MoreAltitude 02-02-2013 08:28 PM

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Thank you very much for the info, have a nice day :)

Glad to help, I love a good mystery :-)

musketshooter 03-12-2013 05:19 AM

The top one is a Luftwaffe pin. The other is a US WW2 battle ribbon with battle stars. One star for each major battle participated in.

tmontana0219 03-12-2013 02:04 PM

Is it possible to tell the battles?


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