Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Otto, Jan 2, 2021.
That sounds like an interesting project, DL - I look forward to seeing photos !
Have fun with it. Rich
Heinz Wernicke (17 October 1920 – 27 December 1944) was a Luftwaffe World War II fighter ace and was credited with 117 aerial victories—that is, 117 aerial combat encounters resulting in the destruction of the enemy aircraft. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, the highest award in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II. Wernicke was killed in a mid-air collision with his wingman on 27 December 1944.
Erhard Raus, General.
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Knight's Cross on 11 October 1941 as Oberst and commander of the 6. Schützen-Brigade
Oak Leaves on 22 August 1943 as General der Panzertruppe and commanding general of the XI. Armeekorps
The Raus item is excellent !
Thanx Martin! Collecting autographs is not easy anymore. I would love a Stauffenberg autograph/signature but I believe that is a Lost case.
Great documents and pics.
Got this Japanese stuff. Type-4 grenades,saki cups,cold weather canteen cover,Navy smoking set. Rich A. in Pa.
Some autographs..starting with a photo of Dietl and Dietrich....War time perhaps Greece?
Post war signed photo
Post war signed photo
wartime signed big photo
Got this stuff. 12 gauge shells,Black Widows Motorcycle Club patch,Mosin-Nagant clips. Rich A. in Pa
prewar sa soldiers and parade...plus massive flags....and some ss soldiers...I guess for children....
Those are great. Rich A. in Pa.
Panzer general Rauss and two EK2 acceptance.
Nice. Rich A. in Pa.
A couple of Autographs
First Reichenau...who led the 6th Army. in early 1942 he had a heart attack which led to his death, and Paulus took his place. Wonder if Reichenau had led the 6th Army all the way....Reichenau was known as a skillful soldier but also a solid nazi,though.
Then Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert a fighter ace with 174 enemy aircraft shot down. 51 in the Mediterranean, 20 over western Europe and the rest in the Eastern front.
Not a new acquisition, but something that’s been around since 1942. I knew it was around somewhere. Last week I dragged a couple of boxes from the attic, idle curiosity to see if there were something to be discarded so as to consolidate things a bit. This item quickly made the “do not discard” list. Suspect I'll keep it to the bitter end & let the daughters determine its disposition . . . and, yes, they know not into the trash.
My father was a fighter pilot in VF-42 aboard USS Yorktown (CV-5) from June 1941 through the ship's loss in June 1942. He was the senior of the VF-42 pilots assigned to VF-3 for the Battle of Midway deployment and with the death of the squadron XO, LCDR Lovelace, in a deck crash the day the ship departed Pearl Harbor, he was fleeted up by the CO, LCDR Thach, and the CAG, LCDR Pederson, from the squadron FO job to the XO job as he was the next senior officer in the squadron, with the exalted rank of Lieutenant (JG).
This is the holster he wore for the entire period and a closeup of the holster flap where you can see stamped "VF 42" and his initials. Kind of a cool thing to have. Typical of the early war period, everything is dated 1918.
Close up of flap
Ummm - yes. Definitely 'do not discard' !
Great piece. Rich A. in Pa.