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Article about: Hello everyone, just wanted to share this photos received recently, one detail is very funny, you can see an American Combat infantry man badge at the man on the left. How can you explain th

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    Hello everyone,

    just wanted to share this photo received recently, one detail is very funny, you can see an American Combat infantry man badge at the man on the left.

    How can you explain that ?
    Two advices so far, the first one and the most credible I guess, a simple trade with an American soldier/officer during the "Elbe day" or the second version an award received for mutual combats at Torgau, maybe the Amercain and Soviet forces fought together (maybe not).

    In any case I do believe it's a good thing to share that picture, we will not see that very often I guess.
    By the way can someone try to translate the text behind, please ?

    American battle badge on Soviet soldier 1945
    American battle badge on Soviet soldier 1945
    American battle badge on Soviet soldier 1945

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    Great photo. I guess the saying "never say never" applies here.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

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    By the way can someone try to translate the text behind, please ?
    "On the long memory of Nina [female name]
    from Vasya Boyko, 1. November 194(7?) year"

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    Excellent photo, Arthur!
    There are 2 options how US badge could have ended on his uniform.
    Both options concern the units of RKKA, which were stationed along the demarcation line to US forces.
    There was a number of mutual troop visits. The ceremonies also included mutual decorations (often badly documented). So he might have got is the official way.
    Or it could be just a friendly exchange with GI.
    -= Archival research Service for Soviet awards. PM if interested. =-

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    Hello

    To be noted that the soldier do not wear pogonis and has no star on his cap.
    Also, his red star award look a little stange?

    Best

    Bruno

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm glad you like it !
    Thanks HPL for the very interesting link, Michael for the translation work, Igor for the info !

    So ... maybe a combat award after all.

    Bruno ==> Since that picture is taken in November 1945 I would say it's the normal that he don't have any pogonies on him, surely it's a demobilized soldier I have plenty of pictures like that taken after the war even for officer.

    As for the red star for me it's just the lightning effect of the flash or the light spot. (most probably light spot).

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