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Merit cross with swords

Article about: heres a new purchase i got today for £30.00 very nice piece but im not 100% sure if photo does go with this medal but the selling it said it did any way hope you guys like it

  1. #21

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    Nice one. I just got my third onelast week. It's also an earlier made version.

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  3. #22

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    Hi Nick, here is some info about the unit which the soldier who is on the citation belonged to:

    Bau-Bataillon 246

    Feldpostnummern ab der Mobilmachung: Das Bataillon wurde als Bau-Bataillon 246 in der Feldpostübersicht eingetragen. Am 23. September 1943 wurde das Bataillon in Bau-Pionier-Bataillon 246 umbenannt. Am 24. Oktober 1944 wurde das Bataillon gestrichen. Am 11. Februar 1945 wurde mit der Feldpostnummer 39286 durch die Umbenennung des Eintrages vom Landesschützen-Ersatz- u. Ausbildungs-Bataillon II/6 wieder ein Bau-Pionier-Bataillon 246 eingetragen.

    Einheit Feldpostnummer
    Stab 10908
    1. Kompanie 00272
    2. Kompanie 21121
    3. Kompanie 19303
    4. Kompanie 29309
    Kolonne 11275

    Das Bau-Bataillon 246 wurde bei der Mobilmachung am 26. August 1939 im Wehrkreis XI aufgestellt. Das Bataillon wurde aus Einheiten des RAD als Heerestruppe aufgestellt. Anfang 1940 wurde das Bataillon unter Ausscheiden des RAD zum Bau-Bataillon 246 der Wehrmacht umgegliedert. Danach wurde das Bataillon im Westen eingesetzt. Zu Beginn des Frankreichfeldzuges wurde das Bataillon bei der 16. Armee eingesetzt. 1941 wurde das Bataillon in den Osten verlegt. Zu Beginn des Ostfeldzuges war das Bataillon beim Angriff auf Südrussland im Einsatz. Im Herbst 1941 unterstand das Bataillon der Heeresgruppe Süd. Anfang 1942 sollte das Bataillon mit Kriegsgefangenen ausgestattet werden. Dieser Befehl zur Umgliederung wurde im April 1942 widerrufen. Im Sommer 1942 unterstand das Bataillon der 4. Panzerarmee. Am 19. August 1943 wurde das Bataillon in Baupionier-Bataillon 246 umbenannt. Im August 1944 wurde das Bataillon in der Südukraine vernichtet. Danach wurde das Bataillon offiziell aufgelöst.

    Ersatztruppenteil für das Bataillon war das Bau-Ersatz-Bataillon 11.

    Hope this is of interest?

    Thanks as well to you for buying this and supporting a very worthy cause.

    Cheers, Ade.

  4. #23
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    thanks Ade but...................um would there be an english version

  5. #24

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    Hi Nick, you think German is hard, try learning Russian like me

    See if this helps you. It is nowhere near perfect, but you will get the idea.

    Construction battalion 246


    Army postal service numbers from the mobilisation: The battalion was put down as a construction battalion 246 in the army postal service overview. On the 23rd of September, 1943 the battalion was renamed as construction pioneer's battalion 246. On the 24th of October, 1944 the battalion was stroked. On the 11th of February, 1945 a construction pioneer's battalion 246 was put down with the army postal service number 39286 by the renaming of the entry of the land protection-substitute and education battalion II / 6 again.

    Unity army postal service number
    Staff 10908
    1. Company 00272
    2. Company 21121
    3. Company 19303
    4. Company 29309
    Column 11275

    The construction battalion 246 was put up with the mobilisation 26th of August, 1939 in the military district XI. The battalion was put up from unities of the RAD as an army troop. In the beginning of 1940 the battalion became under elimination of the RAD the construction battalion 246 of the armed forces umgegliedert. Then the battalion was used in the West. At the beginning of the French campaign the battalion was used with the 16th army. In 1941 the battalion was moved in the east. At the beginning of the Eastern campaign the battalion in the attack on South Russia was in use an application. In autumn, 1941 the battalion of the Army Group South was subordinate. In the beginning of 1942 the battalion should be equipped with prisoners of war. This order to the Umgliederung was revoked in April, 1942. In summer, 1942 the battalion of the 4th armoured army was subordinate. 19th of August, 1943 the battalion was renamed as construction pioneer's battalion 246. In August, 1944 the battalion was destroyed in the Südukraine. Then the battalion was officially dissolved.

    Spare troop unit for the battalion was the construction substitute battalion 11

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    cool thanks Ade never been any good with another language i can just about speak english

    i Google translated it

    Field numbers of mobilization: The battalion was the construction battalion 246 in the field entered summary. On 23 September 1943 the battalion was under construction pioneer battalion 246 renamed. On 24 October 1944 the battalion was deleted. On 11 February 1945, with the field number 39286 by the renaming of entry by the country's Protect-and-replacement training battalion II / 6 again a pioneer construction battalion 246 registered.

    Field Unit Number
    Rod 10908
    1. Company 00272
    2. Company 21121
    3. Company 19303
    4. Company 29309
    Column 11275

    The construction battalion 246 was in the mobilization on 26 August 1939 in the military district which XI. The battalion has units from the RAD as a force to army. Beginning 1940, the battalion under the retirement of the RAD for the construction battalion 246 of the Wehrmacht reclassified. Then the battalion was set up in the west. At the beginning of the campaign was the France of the 16th Battalion Army used. 1941 the battalion moved into the east. At the beginning of the campaign was the battalion attack on southern Russia when in use. In the autumn of 1941 will belong to the battalion of the Army Group South. Beginning 1942, the battalion will be equipped with POWs. This command for reclassification was revoked in April 1942. In the summer of 1942 will belong to the battalion of the 4th Panzer Army. On 19 August 1943 the battalion was in Baupionier Battalion 246 renamed. In August 1944 the battalion was in the Südukraine destroyed. Then the battalion was officially disbanded.

    Part replacement troops for the battalion was the construction of replacement battalion 11

  7. #26

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    Hi Nick, nothing woring with using Google it has it's uses.

    Now you can try and find out more about where the unit was and what it was doing when your man got his award. I see he got it on Adolf's birthday. That may or may not be significant.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    this bit was interesting "Beginning 1942, the battalion will be equipped with POWs" what would they have been used for & what pows would they have been

  9. #28

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    Hi Nick, they would have been Soviet POW's. They would have been put to work doing heavy manual labour, road building, fortification work etc, etc, under German supervision.

    Cheers, Ade.

  10. #29

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    Speaking of Sovier PoWs/Hiwis, im getting two nice pics in showing a few Hiwis heliping out the Germans. Both pics show them entering a section of some town one pic shows them moving past some burning structures. Ill get these posted sometime in the near future.

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