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    It has been sent away to be restored, with a new tail end added. Possibly too, it will get some wheels, there are two holes underneath, suggesting it did have wheels originally.. I'll try and remove the proppeller and see what the markings/stamps are on the end of the bullet. Should be interesting..
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    This badge is often referred to as the Silver Wound Badge but its correct name is The Silver War Badge. It was created in 1916 and was issued to soldiers who had served in the military but had been honourably discharged - most often because they had been wounded but illness also quailified. It was worn on civilian clothing and its main purpose was to allow those in civilian dress to avoid being branded a "shirker" for not being in uniform. It could be obvious with those who had been maimed, lost an arm, leg etc, but many had no visible signs of their injuries or illness and were harrassed in the streets - usually by women, accusing them of cowardice. Wearing this badge made it obvious that the individual had "done his bit". The badge was issued with an elaborate certificate. Here is one being worn, and the certificate which accompanied the badge.
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    Hello Justin, I agree this is super rare .I have the photo sharing this Mützenbander in wear!🙂🍻
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    Hi Bart, I started with a 1919 Ford model T chassis, and with the help of frieds I was able to get some of the measurments from several ambulances in museums in the US. They were all built in the 1980s by a couple of farmers from Montana. The claim to have found the blue prints in the Montana State Library, but their replicas are not exactly like the ones in period photos. After photographing my ambulance from the same perspective as in period photos, I have been able to identify about three places where the replicas are off by about an inch, so I am working on a second to correct them. I collect WWI uniforms, equipment and weapons, and do displays of museums in ouir area. I have not been able to figure out how to upload photos directly to your site.
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    Here is another photo (taken from AHF) showing both Leopold Hackl & Ludwig Bellof.
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    Nachtschlachtgruppe 3 was formed in mid-October 1943 at Gatchina airfield which is located to the south-west of Leningrad and consisted of such aircraft as the Ar-66, Go-145 and He-46. Bellof can be seen on the right hand side (as viewed) of this quartet. Continuing where Störkampfgruppe Luftflotte 1 left off, NSGr-3 flew night operations, mainly in the area of Pskov. During the German retreat from the Leningrad area NSGr-3 saw its operations affected by the constant change of locations. In May 1944 Bellof won his next high award, the DKiG on 10th May 1944. By October 1944 NSGr-3 had reached Telsiai (north-west Lithuania) with 34 aircraft. A few days later it moved to Skrunda where it found itself cut off in the Kurland Pocket. In September 1944 Bellof was awarded the Bomber Clasp in Gold with Pendant and one month later received a telegram from Generalmajor Sigismund Freiherr von Falkenstein of 3. Flieger-Division with regards to completing 600 sorties. With its limited and diminishing resources it continued to support Heeresgruppe Nord/Kurland until the end of the war and in early February Bellof would, as an Oberfeldwebel, be awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes. He was one of just two members of NSGr-3 to win the RK by wars end, the other being Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Leopold Hackl. His last award of the war was the Kurland Cuffband that he was awarded on 20th April 1945. Signatures seen on these items belong to Bruno Loerzer (RK), Karl-Franz Beushausen and Friedrich Rademacher. (Source used for unit details: Dive-Bomber & Ground-Attack Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945 Vol 2 by Henry L. de Zeng IV and Douglas G. Stankey)
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    And Canada, which was unique in that as well as the "C" Prefixed versions of the British Badge, also produced its own badges. Note the "Penalty for Mis-Use"

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