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HELP!! IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS DOCUMENT (TRANSLATION)

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    Hello chaps, i was wondering if any of you knowledgeable guys out there could translate the unit ID on my document for me.Also if anyone knows where the unit was based that would be great to know! I look forward to knowing anything you can tell me!!! ThanksClick image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: HELP!! IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS DOCUMENT (TRANSLATION)

    You could have used google translate, but since I have nothing better to do:

    In the name of the Führer
    and Colonel Commander of
    the Armed Forces
    I award
    you

    Gefreiten(Corporal) Willi Haake,
    Stabsbattr. II./W.R.53,(Someone will come along and explain that)

    The
    Iron Cross 2nd Class

    In the field, the 15 July 1942

    Unknown signature

    Generalmajor u. Div. Kommandeur
    (Rank and position)


    That's what I make of it, not that google translate is any good, and my German probably isn't either, but someone will probably be along and add some more.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Thanks for your input,much appreciated.

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    Hi i believe it was a part of Werfer-Regiment 53 this unit was destroyed at Stalingrad.

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    It is signed by Fritz Kühlwein (DKiG 19th Jan 1942) who commanded 45 Infanterie-Division. At the time of the citation being awarded they were part of Army Group South, as was Werfer Rgt 53 before they were reassigned to Army Group B (4 Panzerarmee) in August 1942.

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    Note the use of the letter 'J' where it says 'Jm Felde'.

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    BRILLIANT WORK GUYS!! Thanks alot you have all be very helpfull,great detailed information, just what i needed!!

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    guys i don't want to nit pick, but "Obersten Befehlshabers" translates to: "Supreme Commander".

    while true that "Oberst" means "Colonel", "Obersten" is "Ober" (above) with the ending "sten" which roughly is like "-est" in English.

    so you have "Highest Commander" or, as we would say it, "Supreme Commander".

    Google translate does mess up as we all know. There are some other errors but more minor.

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    Thanks for that tempelhof, as I said, I used google translate
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Yes, I caught that.

    You know, personally, I think translations of these documents should all be pinned. They are formatted and the translation is always the same. You just plug in the different names.

    This would be a great resource for guys with documents to come to and get an instant translation.

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    oh... and don't think i don't appreciate that you went to google translate and typed this all in for us.

    i do.

    i am just trying to add a little to your work.

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