Original German WWII USGI Bring Back Grouping - Medals, Badges, Armbands

Item Description

Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. Edward F. Kosmatak Army Serial number 35018061 was born in 1919 in Ohio and enlisted on April 1st, 1941. He fought in the European Theatre and after the war he brought home a number of German items as war trophies and souvenirs. This grouping purchased directly from his estate consists of the following items:

• All pieces enclosed in a Red DRK chocolate tin embossed on the bottom Eduscho Kaffe-Tee-Kako Versant Eduard Schopf Bremen.
• WWII Zippo Style lighter engraved Eddie Kosmatak.
• German WW2 aluminum airplane part labeled Gas Hatch Cover for ME 109 Picked up on D Day & 6.
• NSDAP wool armband with cotton on NSDAP insignia that is marked in ink: SOUVENIR FROM 1945 GERMANY.
• HJ embroidered badge that is marked in ink: Lt. John B. Littlejohn
• Heer athletic shirt patch
• DRK armband
• Heer aluminum pebbled belt buckle.
• Hilter Youth aluminum belt buckle.
• Got Mit Uns brass cigarette match book case.
• 1930s German cigarette lighter.
• Luftwaffe breast eagle embroidered badge
• Kriegsmarine embroidered gold breast eagle.
• Heer M43 cap Bevo patch.
• Heer infantry assault badge.
• Black wound medal
• Silver wound medal
• Panzer assault badge.
• Crimea Shield (KRIM shield with wool backing).
• General Assault Badge
• War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords in original case.
• German Mother's Cross in Bronze with ribbon
• German Mother's Cross in Gold
• 1914 - 1918 Hindenburg Cross Medal with ribbon
• Faithful Service - 25 Years Medal with Ribbon
• Bronze SA Sports Badge
• Luftwaffe Marksman's Lanyard top
• 7 other various medals and badges.
• 50 SS Wertmake note from Buchenwald prison camp
• Multiple 1930s-1940s coins
• 1930 dated Brandenburg youth hostel pass
• more miscellaneous items

This is a really wonderful collection of one American soldier’s pickups on his journey across Europe during World War Two.

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