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THE EAGLE München badge?

Started by Cheers , Jan 12 2018 07:25 PM

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#1 Cheers

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:25 PM

Gents, here is a mistery badge. About 25 mm in diameter, German made. Any ideas what it refers to? An unauthorized unit badge, a GI souvenir item, a motoscycle club, a night club or ...? Thanks for any shouts! 6874a7aa2c863c81d84f92861edce791.jpg3356536414b54b75e5fee8ed67d59313.jpg

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#2 bn1961

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:24 AM

Well this has me stumped. It is made like a German tinnie. HMMMMM



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:36 AM

It is a tough nut indeed.

Maybe AFN Radio related?



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:33 PM

When i searched MUCHEN THE EAGLE, Berchtesgaden comes up.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:06 PM

In German The Eagle is DER ADLER maybe its a Bund piece.Scotty



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:58 PM

It might have something to do with the Armed Forces (radio) network. The first AFN station was established in Munich (1945) and I know one of their frequencies was referred to as “The Eagle”. Just not sure of the details or time frame.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:34 AM

I agree with those who suspect this is something made for US forces in Munich. The style of the eagle is very American, and of course the English motto is a big clue. Very interesting!

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Posted Yesterday, 08:15 AM

The eagle has nothing in it's talons.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:05 PM

True, but it's virtually identical to the eagle portion of a US colonel rank insignia, and nothing like a German eagle from either the Third Reich or postwar period. That leads me to suspect it has something to do with US forces in Germany.


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