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Char. Vizeadmiral Karl Bartenbach Unknown Badge Award

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Looks like Schaumburg Lippe Merit Cross, but I cannot be sure.

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36 minutes ago, Pierce F. said:

Looks like Schaumburg Lippe Merit Cross, but I cannot be sure.

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I found info that The Schaumburg-Lippe cross of 1st class was only awarded to princely persons (36 pieces awarded).

And before, when you identified Bartenbach's medal bar, you said one of the medals was the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse. So doesn't it make more sense that this unknown award above is the 1st class of the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz?

Just my opinion.

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9 minutes ago, Kriegsmarine Großadmiral said:

I found info that The Schaumburg-Lippe cross of 1st class was only awarded to princely persons (36 pieces awarded).

And before, when you identified Bartenbach's medal bar, you said one of the medals was the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse. So doesn't it make more sense that this unknown award above is the 1st class of the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz?

Just my opinion.

Check your Rank Lists. It will tell you if he had the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Kl.

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6 minutes ago, Pierce F. said:

Check your Rank Lists. It will tell you if he had the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Kl.

Here is the problem. He retired in 1920 and wasn't active again until 1934. So he isn't in the Reichsmarine Rangliste.

And the 1918 RL lists only the following:

 

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