WOLFGANG FALCK - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: DIETER SCHMIDT, WILHELM HERGET, REINHARD KOLLAK - HFSID 74810
Sale Price $198.00
WORLD WAR II: GERMAN ACES. Commemorative Envelope signed: "Wilhelm Herget", "Wolfgang Falck", "Dieter Schmidt" and "Reinhard Kollak", 6½x4½. Two British stamps affixed, pictorially postmarked British Forces Postal Service, July 13, 1971, 30th Anniversary of Introducing of Mosquito into RAF service. Note that this envelope was flown to Berlin. Each German war ace has added an annotation (in German) beneath his signature. On verso, stamped accomplishments of each of the four aces who signed this envelope. Slightly creased at blank corners. Minor stain at lower right margin from removal of address label. Fine condition. With seven unsigned photographs, b/w, varying sizes, of the four Germans and others and two photocopies of Luftwaffe documents. There is one "studio" portrait of Falck; the other photos are candid shots. Minor surface creases, identifying stamps on verso. Fine condition. WOLFGANG FALCK, who was known as "the Father of the Luftwaffe Nightfighters", was promoted to the post of Oberst on July 1, 1943. He had seven victories (all daylight) in 90 missions. WILHELM HERGET had 72 victories (57 at night, one jet victory); DIETER SCHMIDT had 39 night victories; and, REINHARD KOLLAK had 49 night victories. Ten items.
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