I picked up this lot today. I was told that a U.S. soldier with a tank destroyer unit killed a German Lieutenant and took these bits off of him. The rank seems to be a NCO and not an officer one however. I bought the lot for the items, not so much the story
I'm not an expert in WW2 German insignia, but from what I've read, I have: a pair of NCO shoulder boards with regimental insignia that are early war (scrapbooked due to the glue?), ribbon bar set that denotes an Iron Cross award from WW1 and a War Cross of Honor with a crossed sword device, West Wall medal, and a WW1 Iron Cross style medal. Could anyone tell me about the Iron Cross medal in particular? The material and appearance is different from a lot of the medals that are typically seen.