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Endres, Hans - 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Endres, Hans - 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

LOT 60-0240
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Auction ended        9th July 2022  |  04:39 pm CEST
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
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LOT 60-0240
EAN 2000000662763
LOT 60-0240
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 2000000662763
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER
WEIGHT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
LOT 60-0240
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000662763
MAKER
WEIGHT
Germany 1918 - 1945
Endres, Hans - 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class


Description

1939 Iron Cross 1st Class to Major Hans Endres serving with Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 74. Part of the 2. Panzer-Division. Knight's Cross and German Cross in Gold winner.

Classic three-part construction. Magnetic iron center. Original black paint. No maker's mark.


Condition
1-2
Historical information

NAME

Order of the Iron Cross 1. Class

DATE OF INSTITUTION

1. September 1939 as the second grade of the re-instituted Order of the Iron Cross

AWARD CRITERIA

The Iron Cross was awarded for particular bravery in the face of the enemy and for outstanding merit in troop leadership. The awarding of a higher grade required the previous awarding of the lower grade. Divisional commanders were authorized to award the Iron Cross 1. Class and stocks were kept at divisional level.

MANUFACTURERS

The Iron Cross 1. Class was produced by at least 26 manufacturers, not including variations amongst the individual companies. The crosses can be found either unmarked, with Präsidialkanzlei number (after the end of 1942 / early1943), or with LDO number for private purchase.

AWARD NUMBERS

Accurate numbers are not known but the closest estimation is around 800,000 - 900,000 awarded and most likely double the number produced.

AWARD DOCUMENTS

The division issued the award document in the format A5 in the name of the Führer and Supreme Commander of the Wehrmacht (after mid-1943 only in the name of the Führer) and was signed by the divisional commander.

WEARING METHOD

The cross was worn on the left breast pocket above any Wound Badge and war badges.

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