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Navy NARVIK Shield Awardee.


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A Waffen SS Man with the Narvik Shield you say!

 

 

He is Karl Wilhelm Krause, interesting career, Navy then the SS as a member of the early LAH as the Fuerher's valet, get fired because of a mineral water flap near the front in Poland LOL, It's then back to the Navy when the war started, sees action in Norway in 1940 on a Destroyer, then back to the LAH. Krause you'll see invented the Flakpanzer while in the SS, which he remained in for the rest of the war.

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Interesting find, Eduard Dietl reviewing Sailors, Sailors we see wearing the shield, don't know date or location, would have to be after August 1940 as that's the date the shield was instituted.

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One Korvettenkapitän Max Eckart Wolff Skipper of the Destroyer Georg Thiele, before she was damaged and had to be beached, Georg Thiele sunk two Royal Navy Destroyers and damaged another, Wolff in the 50s becomes thee first head of the new German Navy

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A Army Mountain Trooper, also has been awarded the Air Force Parachute Badge for volunteering to be dropped by aircraft with reinforcements to Narvik.

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On 7/8/2024 at 9:44 PM, Brig said:

I don't see a shield on this one?

You're right! It's possible photo taken juust before the shield was issued out, with the Fallschirm Badge being awarded more immediately to those Mountain troop who jumped in to Narvik.

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