What are these called?

Discussion in 'History' started by tmontana0219, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. tmontana0219

    tmontana0219 New Member

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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.
     

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  2. MoreAltitude

    MoreAltitude New Member

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

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  3. tmontana0219

    tmontana0219 New Member

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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.
     
  4. MoreAltitude

    MoreAltitude New Member

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    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
     
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  5. tmontana0219

    tmontana0219 New Member

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

    MoreAltitude New Member

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    Glad to help, I love a good mystery :)
     
  7. musketshooter

    musketshooter New Member

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    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.
     
  8. tmontana0219

    tmontana0219 New Member

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    Is it possible to tell the battles?