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LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S MEDAL, PHOTO, AND DOCUMENT GROUPING

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MEDAL, PHOTO, AND DOCUMENT GROUPING OF LUFTWAFFE OBERGEFREITER HEINZ TAENZLER
A terrific original and never offered grouping of material from the estate of the late Luftwaffe Obergefreiter Heinz Taenzler (1921-ca. 1995). Taenzler joined the Luftwaffe in January, 1940 and was initially trained as a airplane motor fitter at Fliegertechnische Schule II. at Krosno, Poland. He taught pilots until January, 1945 when he was assigned to be a courier pilot for the 8th Army Staff in Romania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. Taenzler flew 16 different types of aircraft, from the Fiesler Storch to the Me-109 and FW-56 and He-50. He was briefly imprisoned at the end of the war. This lot includes a substanial amount of excellent material, including: Luftwaffe Pilot's Badge with "BWS" (Austrian) maker's mark on the reverse, with original case; the original award document given to Taenzler for the badge, Nov. 2, 1942 with a postcard photo of him wearing the badge; a ring bearing his monogrammed initials "HT", marked inside the band with the silver content "835", housed in a period paperboard case; his flight book from Nov. 27, 1940 showing an incredible total of 873 flights up to April 4, 1945; an earlier flight book from Nov. 27, 1940 to Sep. 8, 1942 which was copied into the previously-described flight book; approx. 200pp. of printed and handwritten notes, very detailed, all concerning flight training and also with labeled color photos of the interior of a Bf-109 F-2, a 1940 navigation textbook, five photograph albums including his service in the R.A.D. showing destruction in Poland, graves, various German aircraft , AA, and tanks (140 images), from Magdeburg showing paratroopes and a Ju-52, aircraft in flight, innocuous aerial images, etc. (80 images), and the three other albums of post-war photos; various war-time and post-war routine documents concerning both Taenzler and his wife, includes his Stammbuch, sports badge book, technician's apprenticeship papers, Taenzer's full-length gray leather Luftwaffe belted trench coat with liner, lightly worn; a pair of worn boots, apparently Luftwaffe flight boots, and a blue-grau Luftwaffe garment bag, worn, with Taenzler's name and American address attached thereto; and four postwar-dated landscape watercolors by Taenzler. All in very good condition overall: a fine, intact archive.
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LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S MEDAL, PHOTO, AND DOCUMENT GROUPING

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500
Sep 14, 2017
Starting Price $1,200
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0506: LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S MEDAL, PHOTO, AND DOCUMENT GROUPING

Sold for $1,400
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Est. $2,500 - $3,500Starting Price $1,200
Summer Militaria Auction 2017 Day 2
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 11:00 AM
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Lot 0506 Details

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MEDAL, PHOTO, AND DOCUMENT GROUPING OF LUFTWAFFE OBERGEFREITER HEINZ TAENZLER
A terrific original and never offered grouping of material from the estate of the late Luftwaffe Obergefreiter Heinz Taenzler (1921-ca. 1995). Taenzler joined the Luftwaffe in January, 1940 and was initially trained as a airplane motor fitter at Fliegertechnische Schule II. at Krosno, Poland. He taught pilots until January, 1945 when he was assigned to be a courier pilot for the 8th Army Staff in Romania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. Taenzler flew 16 different types of aircraft, from the Fiesler Storch to the Me-109 and FW-56 and He-50. He was briefly imprisoned at the end of the war. This lot includes a substanial amount of excellent material, including: Luftwaffe Pilot's Badge with "BWS" (Austrian) maker's mark on the reverse, with original case; the original award document given to Taenzler for the badge, Nov. 2, 1942 with a postcard photo of him wearing the badge; a ring bearing his monogrammed initials "HT", marked inside the band with the silver content "835", housed in a period paperboard case; his flight book from Nov. 27, 1940 showing an incredible total of 873 flights up to April 4, 1945; an earlier flight book from Nov. 27, 1940 to Sep. 8, 1942 which was copied into the previously-described flight book; approx. 200pp. of printed and handwritten notes, very detailed, all concerning flight training and also with labeled color photos of the interior of a Bf-109 F-2, a 1940 navigation textbook, five photograph albums including his service in the R.A.D. showing destruction in Poland, graves, various German aircraft , AA, and tanks (140 images), from Magdeburg showing paratroopes and a Ju-52, aircraft in flight, innocuous aerial images, etc. (80 images), and the three other albums of post-war photos; various war-time and post-war routine documents concerning both Taenzler and his wife, includes his Stammbuch, sports badge book, technician's apprenticeship papers, Taenzer's full-length gray leather Luftwaffe belted trench coat with liner, lightly worn; a pair of worn boots, apparently Luftwaffe flight boots, and a blue-grau Luftwaffe garment bag, worn, with Taenzler's name and American address attached thereto; and four postwar-dated landscape watercolors by Taenzler. All in very good condition overall: a fine, intact archive.

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