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    Kriegsmarine/Reichsmarine/Imperial/Bundesmarine Cap Tallies

    The purpose of this thread is to provide research and information for collectors of cap tallies of the Kriegsmarine.

    I hope this helps as a guide to collectors interested in this aspect of the Kriegsmarine.

    Best wishes,

    Jeff
    Last edited by John R.; 12-18-2011, 08:51 AM.
    Looking for a 30 '06 Chauchat magazine.

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    Who is this man? He have Beobachterabzeichen awrds and he is a u-boat man.I think it is enough unusual.I'm a right?
    Last edited by John R.; 11-02-2009, 03:14 AM.

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      That is Reinhard Hardegen. U-Boot commander and holder of the oakleaves.

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        #4
        Unusual, not really. He was part of Luftkreis IV, later Luftwaffenkommando See, German naval aviation, for 4 years. A lot of these ex-pilots and observers went into the U-boat arm.

        Also, they saw action in Legion Condor.

        Not sure how many managed to transfer into the Luftwaffe in 1939 when German naval aviation was disbanded.

        John

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          #5
          interesting - but if he spends the first time of his military career in the naval-aviation branch, was he enabled to get the navy/army or the luftwaffe eagle to the long service decoration? (he is wearing the navy/army one on the pic, but is this correct?)
          christian

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            Hi Christian,

            His life is told in great detail in the book "Operation Drumbeat" by Michael Gannon. This was a bestseller here, not only a great story but finally told the truth about what happened to US merchant shipping on the east coast AFTER Pearl Harbor.

            Anyway, I would recommend this book to you--came out in 1991 or so.

            He was in the Kriegsmarine, never the Luftwaffe. So I am assuming he would naturally wear the appropriate Kriegsmarine devices on his ribbons and uniform.

            John

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              #7
              Christian,it might be correct.As John mentioned Hardegen spent 4 years in Naval Aviation but he was still navy and not Luftwaffe.John you beat me to it i was just going to recommend "operation Drumbeat"Martin

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                #8
                yup

                Hello there,

                Yup, that is REINHARD HARDEGEN of U-123 - also served on U-124 prior to this.

                William Kramer
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                Holzarbeiter

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                  Since I do not pass up a chance to show this muetzenband from my collection, here it is again.

                  Rare example from this naval organization.

                  John
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                    Kriegsmarine Cap Tallies - Part 2

                    Hi.....Would appreciate opinions on this cap tally....not really my field of collecting. The ribbon is 22inch long with 5 inch blank ribbon either end.

                    Thanks in advance......Peter
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                    Last edited by John R.; 08-09-2009, 05:08 PM.

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                              Looks brand new to me, I´m afraid.

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