Share your favorites on Show & Tell

WW II Iron Cross 1st class and 2nd class

In Military and Wartime > Military Medals > Show & Tell and Military and Wartime > World War Two > Show & Tell.
World War Two778 of 956WW II Kriegsmarine Sextant with Casejapanese ww2 army helmet
4
Love it
2
Like it

michaeln544michaeln544 loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
vanskyock24vanskyock24 loves this.
beaurd10beaurd10 likes this.
JamesJames loves this.
DriewerDriewer likes this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

stepback_a…
(347 items)

The Iron Crosses pictured were awarded to Oberbootsmannmaat Harry Elwert, a member of the Kriegsmarine during WW II. He recieved these awards on July 14th, 1943, at Tromso, Norway. What is unusual about this, is that both awards were given on the same day. It is possible for this to happen, but it is rare, for usually one wins the IC 2nd class first, followed at a later date by the IC 1st class. He must have done something very heroic to win both on the same day. Both awards have the original presentation case and paper packet. Both certificates have a Vice Admirals name, Nordmann on them. One is actually signed by him, and the other is rubber stamped. I don't know why this happened.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.