This surfaced recently in a very nice photo album from a member on board an auxiliary cruiser. It shows the board mechanic making Iron crosses awarded while being on sea. Does anybody have items like this in their collection?
Almost all orders were re-issued in 1957 in mostly the same design as their originals, awarded from 1934-45. The only difference in most cases was the lack of the swastika.There is an example of the 1957 Iron Cross in the OMSA database.