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Article about: When I was a kid (mid 70's) I met a fellow in Wiesbaden Germany by the name of Hauf. He gave me his Iron Cross 1st Class (still in box) and his silver wound badge. He said he received his de

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    When I was a kid (mid 70's) I met a fellow in Wiesbaden Germany by the name of Hauf. He gave me his Iron Cross 1st Class (still in box) and his silver wound badge. He said he received his decorations for hand-to-hand combat while in Russia. He also showed me his 4 bullet wounds. Based on this scant info 1.) Iron cross 1st class recipient, 2. lived in Wiesbaden, 3. fought on the Russian front 4.) Survived the war. Is there any strategies you recommend to get more info on this individual?
    Thanks.

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    Hi Pablo

    I believe, but am not sure, that you can only search the archives if you can prove that you are related to this gentleman. It does sound interesting, though. I would love to see your WB and EK1

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    Quote by Stinschen View Post
    Hi Pablo

    I believe, but am not sure, that you can only search the archives if you can prove that you are related to this gentleman. It does sound interesting, though. I would love to see your WB and EK1
    Thanks Stinchen,
    I previously posted the EK1 on (http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/orders...p-w-ek1-41985/) and the wound badge on (http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/orders...eichen-129118/).

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    very fine ek1 and wb i would agree with christina that as long as you proved you were a relation or had his consent they would let you but i would ask ade as he is very good at reasearching previous soldiers

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    Hi Pablo, sadly you will not be allowed to access his records in the archives as you are not next of kin.

    All I can suggest in trying the German phone book.

    Das Telefonbuch Deutschland - Online Telefonauskunft - Teleauskunft - Telefonnummer - Telefonverzeichnis

    Cheers, Ade.
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    An Albert Hauf is living in Wiesbaden and a Bernhard Hauf in Kostheim which is nearby , do they ring a bell ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    An Albert Hauf is living in Wiesbaden and a Bernhard Hauf in Kostheim which is nearby , do they ring a bell ?
    Thanks Paul E. Albert does sound familiar. I may give him a call, but my German is sehr schlecht.

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