Personal document grouping to Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves fighter pilot ace Major Klaus Mietusch. Mietusch served as commander of III./Jagdgeschwader 26 when he was shot down on 17.9.1944 by a US fighter near Aldekerk. Mietusch claimed 72 aerial victories (15 in the East, 57 in the West including the Invasion Front).
We had Mietusch's personal visor cap as well as a selection of photographs available in our 26th Contemporary History Auction. We are proud to offer the rest of his personal belongings to our customers with this catalogue. Click here to review Mietuch's visor cap grouping.
A period time transcription of his certificate to the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. 23.1 1945 dated. "Wehrmacht für ??offizier Konstanz" stamped. Signed by a Hauptmann. DIN A5 size. Folded once.
9.11.1944 dated letter of condolence sent from the Kreisleiter of Frankfurt/Oder-Lebus congratulating to the Knight's Cross at the same time. Original signature. Folded twice. Official letterhead.
Wedding announcement card. 21.1.1944 dated. Mietusch named himself "Hauptmann und Gruppenkommmandeur in einem Jagdgeschwader".
Announcement of death. 21.9.1944. Mietusch is named a "Major und Gruppenkommandeur in einem Jagdgeschwader. Träger des Ritterkreuzes und anderer hoher Auszeichnungen."
Original letter sent by "Chefadjutant der Wehrmacht beim Führer General der Infanterie Wilhelm Burgdorf. Original ink signature. "Führerhauptquartier, den 28.2.1945" dated. Extremely rare late war document! Burgdorf allowed the transfer of 5000 Reichsmark in the name of Adolf Hitler to be sent for the death of her husband. The money should help to guarantee a vocational education for his daughter Gundula.
Original portrait photograph of Mietusch wearing the Knight's Cross. Size: 18cm x 25cm.
Newspaper cut-out announcing that Mietusch was awarded the 653th Oak Leaves posthumously.