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  1. #481
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    Default Another fake on ebay


    The ribbon is origial issue one but the cross is a deceptive lost wax cast fake.

    Best,



    Kosa

  2. #482

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    Agreed, especially deceptive with the original issue ribbon. Here are some more 36430's :

    Allegro several years back:

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    another ebay listing:

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    And this one in a hiding in a medal bar and using information from the Sikorski to help authenticate it:

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    Regards,
    Tony
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  3. #483

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    Andrzejku,

    Thank you for your help in identifying recipients of my crosses. Could you please let me know to whom were the crosses with numbers 6482 and 28054 named?
    Thank you once again.

    Best Regards,

  4. #484

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    Hello ProPatria,

    In answer to your question the details are as follows:

    The Recipient of the Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 6482

    Rank: Kanonier (Artilleryman)

    Surname: KOLODZIEJ

    Christian Name: Eugeniusz

    Date of Birth: 1927

    Army Number (Also found on his ID Tags): 1927-6-III

    Unit: 3KPAL

    The Recipient of the Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 28054

    Rank: Kapral (Corporal)

    Surname: GORSKI

    Christian Name: Adam

    Date of Birth: 1906

    Army Number (Also found on his ID Tags): 1906-95-III

    Unit: 16 Transport Company, 5KDP

    I hope that the above information is of some use and help

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  5. #485

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    Andrzejku,

    Thank you so much. As always you are a great help in identifying the crosses. You help is much appreciated.

    Another cross I would like to ask you about is a cross number: 15518

    I hope I am not occupying too much of your time

    Thank you again.

    With best wishes,
    Pro Patria

  6. #486

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    Hello ProPatria,

    In answer to your question the recipient of the Monte Cassino Cross Numbered 15518 is listed as:

    Rank: Kapral (Corporal)

    Surname: BLONIARZ

    Christian Name: Wladyslaw

    Date of Birth: 1892

    Army Number (also found on his ID Tags): 1892-31-III

    Unit: 13BS (13th Rifle Battalion, 5KDP).

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  7. #487

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    This cross has been the most recent acquisition to my collection. Thank you so much for identifying its recipient.

    All the best

  8. #488
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    Andrzejku, another kind request to find out details of the Recipients of the Monte Cassino Cross #3812 and #11368. Thank you

    Best wishes,

    Kosa

  9. #489

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    Hello Kosa,

    The Recipients details are as follows:

    MCC Nr: 3812 was awarded to:

    Rank: Bombadier

    Surname: DZIEDZIECH

    Christian Name: Jan

    Date of Birth: 1908

    Army Service Number(Also found on his ID Tags): 1908-18-III

    Unit: 2KPAL

    MCC Nr: 11368 was awarded to:

    Rank: Kapral.pch.

    Surname: SERAFIN

    Christian Name: Juliusz

    Date of Birth: 1922

    Army Service Number (also found on his ID Tags): 1922-171-III

    Unit: 12PUL

    Ended the war as a Podpourucznik with the KW serving with 7PUL.

    Hope that the above information is of some use and help

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  10. #490
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    Andrzejku thank you very much again

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