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> Two WW2 Romanian portraits, Awards identification needed!
Freiwillige
Posted: February 25, 2010 03:06 pm
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I'm a new member here and I start with a couple of questions. I'm a collector of German WW2 photographs and have no in-depth experience in identification of the Romanian photos. Thus I'm looking for your kind assistance in clearing out some unknown details I encountered.

Could you please help me with the identification of two Romanian WW2 portraits I bought recently?

No.1 Sublokotenent in M41 officers' tunic. Photo is dated Dec. 14, 1942.
Three questions:
- What is the second medal bar (the first being "Cruciada Împotriva Comunismului")?
- Any ideas of his branch of service (colour of the collar patch)?
- What is the chevron worn on the left sleeve? Wound badge? What class if so?

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Freiwillige
Posted: February 25, 2010 03:11 pm
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No.2 Questions regarding this portrait (dated July 31, 1944 on the back):
- What is the rank?
- What are the awards? I'm able to identify only two of them: "Cruciada Împotriva Comunismului" and the German-style worn ribbon of "Bărbăţie şi Credinţă" medal.
- As far as I understand this man wears field tunic M39 or M41?

Many thanks in advance!

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Posted: February 25, 2010 06:53 pm
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1st photo, chevron on the left sleeve is wounded badge (sign).
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Freiwillige
Posted: February 27, 2010 05:19 am
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No one here can answer those simple questions??? :blink:
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Posted: February 27, 2010 07:40 pm
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...maybe this will be useful ribbon chart
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Posted: February 28, 2010 02:54 am
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QUOTE (Mannlicher @ February 27, 2010 07:40 pm)
...maybe this will be useful ribbon chart

Thank you for a link!
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Posted: February 28, 2010 03:48 am
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Freiwillige, when you identify all the ribbons, please let me know, I'm curious about them. Thank you! :)
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Freiwillige
Posted: February 28, 2010 11:10 am
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As for the awards:

1. Sublocotenent has Medalia Cruciada Împotriva Comunismului (first ribbon). As for the second award (with crosses) I'm not sure - the ribbon doesn't match any medal /order I'm aware of :huh:
2. NCO has Medalia Cruciada Împotriva Comunismului (first ribbon) and Medalia Centenarului naşterii regelui Carol I (third ribbon). What is the second one (with crosses)? As for the ribbon worn in the "buttonhole" (the style the Germans did) initially I though it's a "Bărbăţie şi Credinţă" but the colours don't match as well :huh:

That's why I'm seekeing help with the awards identification here B)
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