39th Contemporary History Auction

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Fischer, Waldemar v. - 1939 War Merit Cross 1st Class in case

Fischer, Waldemar v. - 1939 War Merit Cross 1st Class in case

LOT 49-0027
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
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LOT 49-0027
EAN 2000000502670
LOT 49-0027
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COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000502670
MATERIAL
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 49-0027
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000502670
Fischer, Waldemar v. - 1939 War Merit Cross 1st Class in case

Description

Consigned by the grandson and never available on the market before!

Waldemar von Fischer (1189 - 1974) served as a WW1 u-boat commander during WWI and as chief of staff of the WWII shipyards St. Nazaire and La Rochelle during WWII. He became Danish Naval Commander Islands from August 1944 until the end of the war.

His WWI U-Boot commands were: 
UB 33 - 1.2.1917 - 21.3.1917 
UC 60 - 25.6.1917 - 30.11.1917 
UB 38 - 6.12.1917 - 24.12.1917 
UB 126 - 20.4.1918 - 11.11.1918

Von Fischer has sunk four steamers during WWI: Est, Ottokar, Maja, Laila. 5461 BRT in total. Please see other items at auction.

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Tombak cross with lovely patina. Case of issue in good condition. Opening and closing correctly.


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