GENERAL HANS SEIDEMANN - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL FRIEDRICH-WILHELM (FRITZ) MORZIK, WOLF HIRTH - HFSID 286459
HANS SEIDEMANN, FRITZ MORZIK and WOLF HIRTH All three signed this album leaf affixed to a page with newspaper photos of themselves as contestants in an aerobatics competition Signatures in pencil: "Wolf Hirth","Fr.
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HANS SEIDEMANN, FRITZ MORZIK and WOLF HIRTH
All three signed this album leaf affixed to a page with newspaper photos of themselves as contestants in an aerobatics competition
Signatures in pencil: "Wolf Hirth","Fr. Morzik", Seidemann (in opposite orientation), 4½x2½ album leaf affixed to 5½x6½ page. There is a fourth, ink signature (unidentified). The signers were all top-ranked participants in the International Championship of Touring Aircraft ("the Challenge"), held four times between 1929 and 1934. HANS SEIDEMANN (1901-1967) participated in the international aerobatics competitions which were popular in the 1930s, usually placing near the top. At the same time, he was secretly training on German military aircraft - still forbidden under the Treaty of Versailles - at a secret base in the Soviet Union. He revisited the USSR as an invader during World War II, winning the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves at the Battle of Kursk (1943), and rising to the rank of Luftwaffe General. FRITZ MORZIK (1891-1985), a German pilot in World War I, was also a competitive stunt pilot between the wars. In 1935, he was named commandment of the Luftwaffe's pilot training school, and he ran Germany's military air transport during World War II.WOLFRAM HIRTH (1900-1959) was a German glider pioneer, a coufinder of the Schemppp-Hirth sailplane company in 1935. He died of a heart attack while flying one of his gliders. Accompanied by captioned newspaper photos of Seidemann, Morzit, Hirth, and another competitor (Franciszek Swirko). Lightly toned and creased. All signatures in pencil. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise fine condition.
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