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Grouping to Major Hans Schmedt serving with Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138 and as a battalion commander with Grenadier-Regiment 990. Decorated with the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 28. March 1945.
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Made by Steinhauer & Lück. Unmarked B-type with a non-magnetic core. Three-part construction. Nickel-silver (Neusilber) frame. Original black paint to the core. It has slight scratches on both sides. Weight without suspension loop: 27.0 gr.
Including the suspension loop (unmarked) and the neck ribbon. The two narrow elastic bands on the ribbon were added after 1945. Length ribbon: 27 cm.
B-type piece are considered to be postwar produced!
1939 Iron Cross 1st Class in case. Three-part construction. Non-magnetic core. Original black paint. No maker's mark. The case opens and closes correctly.
1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class with the original ribbon. Iron core.
Infantry Assault Badge in Silver. Zinc. No maker's mark.
Wound Badge in Silver. The catch is missing. "L 22" maker marked. Zinc.
Wound Badge in Black.
Sudetenland Medal with the original ribbon.
Heer Long Service Award for 4 years with the original ribbon. Magnetic.
1957-type Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Non-magnetic core. Three-part construction. It comes with an original ribbon to the 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Heer 3-place ribbon bar.
Two 1957-type ribbon bars. Including the ribbon bar to the Knight's Cross.
Three pins, a badge, and a plaque. Postwar.
Certificates & Documents
Certificate to Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Field made. Issued on 31.4.1945. Signed by Oberst Fritz Goecke.
We consider this a early postwar piece!
Certificate to 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class. Issued on 9.11.1941. Signed by Generalmajor Hans Kreysing (Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords winner).
Certificate to 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Issued on 24.4.1940. Signed by Generalmajor Erwin Engelbrecht (Knight's Cross winner).
Certificate to Infantry Assault Badge in Silver. Issued on 6.5.1940. Signed by Generalmajor Erwin Engelbrecht (Knight's Cross winner).
Certificate to Wound Badge in Silver. Issued on 9.2.1943. Sighed by an Oberfeldarzt.
POW Certificate of Discharge. "29.5.1945" dated.
Furthermore two period time documents and some postwar documents. Among them photocopies of period time documents, a letter from Oberst Fritz Goecke (he signed the Knight's Cross certificate), as well as documents regarding his Knight's Cross award.
Fifteen period time photos showing his military service with the Gebirgsjäger as well as shots of his football team. Also two negatives.
Eight replicas of period time photos. Mainly portrait photos. In three photos he wears the Knight's Cross.
Eight postwar photos showing him in advanced age.
Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138 shoulder boards for a Hauptmann. Sewn-on type.
Gebirgsjäger shoulder boards for a Major. Faded underlay. Sewn-on type.
Gebigsjäger cap and sleeve Edelweiss.
Heer officer's visor cap wreath with cockade.
Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138 military ID tag. Aluminum. With the original bag. "Schmedt" named.
Interesting grouping with however postwar issued Knight's Cross and Knight's Cross citation. Most probably issued or bought by the veteran himself.