32nd Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 154 lots has ended on 20th October 2019. 75% of all lots sold

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Major Mietusch - presentation picture for 20th aerial kill

Major Mietusch - presentation picture for 20th aerial kill

LOT 41-0003
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Auction ended        20th October 2019  |  02:01 pm CEST
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STARTING PRICE: EUR 300,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 17,5 %
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LOT 41-0003
EAN 2000000434148
LOT 41-0003
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COUNTRY Deutschland
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LOT 41-0003
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Major Mietusch - presentation picture for 20th aerial kill

Description

Unique picture presented 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.

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Hand-painted picture on pressed cardboard inside the original frame. The picture shows three Knight's with horses and is dedicated to "Oberleutnant u. Staffelkapitän Mietusch zum 20. Luftsieg am Kanal August Anno 1942".

The picture was presented for Mietusch's 20th aerial kill by III./J.G.26 "Schlageter" and comes with an original signature of his group commander Hauptmann Josef Priller (Knight's Cross with swords recipient). 

Frame slightly opened. Condition 2-. Size: 38cm x 50cm A unique piece of history!


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