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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 20 January 2018 - 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 20 January 2018 - 08:15 AM

The eagle has nothing in it's talons.



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 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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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:54 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.

 

I would say you're on the right track, the eagle also does look vaguely like the eagle from the USO Camp Shows patch. 

 

The construction screams German made (probably by Deschler of Munich). 




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