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    Hello Andy, and welcome to the forum. Thank you for posting the information about your grandfather. For a glimpse as to what your grandfather endured deeper understanding of the history of the Polish 2nd Corps I highly recommend that you read “An Army in Exile: The Story of the Second Polish Corps” by General Władysław Anders. It is essential reading.

    Finding cross # 35845 will be the proverbial needle in a haystack as 50,000 of these crosses were issued, but don’t give up!



    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

  2. #102

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    Hi Andy,

    Welcome to the Forum, the only other information that I could find on your Grandfather is as follows:

    Rank: Kanonier (Artilleryman), Date of Birth: 1912, Army Number: 1912-79-III, 7 Pulk Artylerii Plot. Lekkiej.

    I hope that the above helps you a little.

    Best wishes

    Andrzejku

  3. #103
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    Hi Guys,
    Have you ever seen Monte Cassino Cross with convex letter R on the bottom arm under the number? I wonder what that letter stands for...
    Thanks fro any info
    Simon

  4. #104

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    Hi Simon,

    I haven't seen one like that. Can you post a picture?

    T.
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    Check it out Tony....
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  6. #106

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    Where do you guys find these crosses? How much do they usually go for? I would love one.
    Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags

  7. #107

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    Simon, very possibly R for Replica. That's not a genuine cross.

    ObKrieger, they're relatively common on ebay. But one needs to be wary of some of the deceptive copies out there. Genuine crosses on issue ribbon are hitting roughly $150 in an open auction. Buy It Nows are $50 to $100 higher. If you're serious about buying one I'd recommend awaiting a matching cross and award document pair. Of course, the price will be higher, but a number matching set is much nicer.

    Here's an ebay listing that pictures and discusses some of the fakes floating about the market:

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/FAKE-POLISH-M...item35a4b58ed8

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

  8. #108

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    thanks for your help everyone. I will read that recommended book to find out more. And, I will keep searching for medal!!

    This is an awesome post, thank you everyone.

  9. #109

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    Thanks for the info. I have been thinking about getting into Polish militaria, since my girlfriend is Polish and I find the culture fascinating. I just don't know where to find it. You would think it would be easy since pretty much everyone in the town where I live is of Polish descent.

    Actually, the famous pilot Franciszek Jarecki lived in my city until his death a couple of years ago.
    Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags

  10. #110
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    Thanks Tony That's what I suspected. Still, someone went for extra trouble to manufacture this cross with the letter R

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