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Oberst Gustav Rodel KC OL signed 6 x 4 wartime Hoffman

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Oberst Gustav Rodel KC OL signed 6 x 4 wartime Hoffman

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Oberst Gustav Rodel KC OL signed 6 x 4 wartime Hoffman portrait photo. (born 24 October 1915 in Merseburg - died 6 February 1995 in Bonn-Bad Godesberg) was a German World War II Luftwaffe fighter ace. He scored all but one of his 98 victories against the Western Allies in over 980 combat missions whilst flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. The Heinrich Hoffmann sepia coloured postcard photograph shows him in his Luftwaffe officers uniform, and he has boldly signed his name in ink below his image. signed 6 x 4 wartime Hoffman portrait photo (12 February 1918 in Mulheim an der Ruhr - 10 February 1985 in Ottobrunn) was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1937, initially as a member of the ground staff, until the end of World War II in Europe on 8 May 1945, by which time he had reached the highest ranks of combat leadership. A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. Schroer was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. For the fighter pilots, the grades of the Knight's Cross were also a quantifiable measure of their success and skill. Werner Schroer was arguably the greatest pilot of the Mediterranean theatre after the inimitable Hans-Joachim Marseille. The Heinrich Hoffmann sepia coloured postcard photograph shows him in his Luftwaffe officers uniform, and he has boldly signed his name in ink below his image. Good Condition. All autographs are genuine hand signed and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and can ship worldwide. UK postage from £4.99, EU from £6.99, Rest of World from £8.99.
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Oberst Gustav Rodel KC OL signed 6 x 4 wartime Hoffman

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Mar 25, 2020
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0106: Oberst Gustav Rodel KC OL signed 6 x 4 wartime Hoffman

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Lot 0106 Details

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Oberst Gustav Rodel KC OL signed 6 x 4 wartime Hoffman portrait photo. (born 24 October 1915 in Merseburg - died 6 February 1995 in Bonn-Bad Godesberg) was a German World War II Luftwaffe fighter ace. He scored all but one of his 98 victories against the Western Allies in over 980 combat missions whilst flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. The Heinrich Hoffmann sepia coloured postcard photograph shows him in his Luftwaffe officers uniform, and he has boldly signed his name in ink below his image. signed 6 x 4 wartime Hoffman portrait photo (12 February 1918 in Mulheim an der Ruhr - 10 February 1985 in Ottobrunn) was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1937, initially as a member of the ground staff, until the end of World War II in Europe on 8 May 1945, by which time he had reached the highest ranks of combat leadership. A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. Schroer was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. For the fighter pilots, the grades of the Knight's Cross were also a quantifiable measure of their success and skill. Werner Schroer was arguably the greatest pilot of the Mediterranean theatre after the inimitable Hans-Joachim Marseille. The Heinrich Hoffmann sepia coloured postcard photograph shows him in his Luftwaffe officers uniform, and he has boldly signed his name in ink below his image. Good Condition. All autographs are genuine hand signed and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and can ship worldwide. UK postage from £4.99, EU from £6.99, Rest of World from £8.99.

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