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Started by FW12 , Jun 08 2009 05:58 PM

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#1 FW12

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:58 PM

I just bought two uniforms belonging to the same officer. He served with the 7th Army and with the European Civil Affairs Division. Among his decorations are the French Croix de Guerre as well as the Luxembourg War Cross. My question is: how many Luxembourg War Crosses were awarded to Americans (Allied) for service during WWII or do we know?

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Beau

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:17 PM

I just bought two uniforms belonging to the same officer. He served with the 7th Army and with the European Civil Affairs Division. Among his decorations are the French Croix de Guerre as well as the Luxembourg War Cross. My question is: how many Luxembourg War Crosses were awarded to Americans (Allied) for service during WWII or do we know?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Beau

Just curious if you picked these up at the show this weekend? Sorry I missed ya, but didn't know whoo to look for.
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#3 FW12

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:29 PM

Just curious if you picked these up at the show this weekend? Sorry I missed ya, but didn't know whoo to look for.
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Nope! They came out of a Manhattan estate and I picked them up from an eBay seller.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:17 PM

Nope! They came out of a Manhattan estate and I picked them up from an eBay seller.

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Beau, glad you got them and kept them together! I had been interesterd in having one of them but didn't want to split them up. Did the seller give you his name. I had done a few minuetes of research on the guy and he was a military governor in Germany and Luxembourg. I found some info on WWIImemorial.com and did some google searching for him.

A nice looking grouping

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 05:20 PM

So you were the one who got those two? I thought about bidding on one of them, but the ribbons looked kinda weird to me, not in a bad way, but just different. Those went for pretty cheep so you got a good deal. The odd thing to me was the guy was a major and only had 6 ribbons and three of them were foreign? You got a good deal though, those were a nice pair of uniforms.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:59 PM

Beau, glad you got them and kept them together! I had been interesterd in having one of them but didn't want to split them up. Did the seller give you his name. I had done a few minuetes of research on the guy and he was a military governor in Germany and Luxembourg. I found some info on WWIImemorial.com and did some google searching for him.

A nice looking grouping



Yeah, I was pleased to get them. The seller did not give me a name, in fact. She said she had purchased them from the granddaughter of Joseph Schrank (I assume she means the screenwriter). Sounds like you got some different info? If so, I'd love to hear about it!

Wolfhounds: Yeah, only two of the decorations are foreign and the ribbons are out of order to begin with. But the price was right and I liked the unusual aspect of them. I'm looking forward to getting them and taking a closer look.

Beau


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