32nd Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 154 lots has ended on 20th October 2019. 73% of all lots sold

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Major H. Knauth (J.G.51) - German Cross "1"

Major H. Knauth (J.G.51) - German Cross "1"

LOT 41-0014
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Auction ended        20th October 2019  |  02:08 pm CEST
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LOT 41-0014
EAN 2000000285530
LOT 41-0014
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COUNTRY Germany
EAN 2000000285530
MATERIAL
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COUNTRY Germany
LOT 41-0014
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EAN 2000000285530
Major H. Knauth (J.G.51) - German Cross "1"

Description
German Cross in gold to Staffelkapitän 10./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders" and later Gruppenkommandeur IV./Jagdgeschwader 51, Major Hans Knauth. Knauth took over the commander of Jagdgeschwader 101 on 11.9.1944 from his precursor Walter Nowotny fighter over Germany until 1945. Knauth was a Luftwaffe Me109 fighter pilot "ace" awarded the German Cross in gold on 29.04.1943 with 26 aerial victories.
 
Early German Cross in gold by Deschler. A well worn example with a thick and dark patina to the front and rear. Signs of wear and and chips to the enamel swastika. 
"1" maker marked to the pin which shows a period time repair near the hinge. A piece of soldiering was added to stabilize the pin and hinge connection.
 
Condition 3+
 
Weight: 70,8gr

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