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U-boot Kriegsabzeichen.

Article about: My grandfather was German and fought in WW2 he has passed away so I can't ask him so hopefully you can help. I was looking at his medals and researching them and couldn't find this one. It l

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    My grandfather was German and fought in WW2 he has passed away so I can't ask him so hopefully you can help. I was looking at his medals and researching them and couldn't find this one. It look's just like a U-Boat medal, but it has a death's head on it. It shows signs of wear. You can see a groove where the pin would go into the latch, and it looks like a stamp on the back in the very middle but I cant make out what it says.
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    oh my, sorry to say that this is truly a horrible fantasy badge.
    Morris

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    Ok thanks man. I dont know why he would have it. Thanks again for the info.

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    I think the stamp on the back although "Faint" reads.... F...a....k...e... Probably a lesser known maker
    Sorry chris22121, Welcome to the forum by the way...G

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
    Unfortunately, this is not an original award.
    Sorry.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Quote by chris22121 View Post
    ... and it looks like a stamp on the back in the very middle but I cant make out what it says.
    Hi Chris,

    Your badge is a cast reproduction of the RK zinc U-Boat badge, so the faint mark you're seeing is from the casting of the "RK in circle" maker's mark. Painful to behold and it's really bizarre that this eye-sore would have made it into your grandfather's collection.

    Best regards,
    ---Norm
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    Right on thanks a lot for the info guys.

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    Great info thanks. It is weird to me too. I don't know why he would have a fake medal. What made it really strange is the death's head on it. That really threw me off.

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    Your grandfather could well have picked this up in the 1970s when crude fakes were in abundance.
    45 years later the reasons for doing so have been lost.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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