39th Contemporary History Auction

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Luftwaffe Glider Pilot's Badge grouping to Fw. Horn

Luftwaffe Glider Pilot's Badge grouping to Fw. Horn

LOT 49-0968
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Auction ended        27th September 2020  |  04:04 pm CEST
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
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LOT 49-0968
EAN 2000000483061
LOT 49-0968
PERIOD 4
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000483061
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 49-0968
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000483061
Luftwaffe Glider Pilot's Badge grouping to Fw. Horn

Description

Important grouping to Glider Pilot Feldwebel Bruno Horn, born in Zeist, Netherlands. According to the documentation part of this grouping done by the book author Stijn David, Horn was awarded the Gilder Pilot's Badge. Wound Badge in black, Iron Cross 2nd Class, East Medal, Cholm Shield, Transport Squadron Clasp in bronze, Ground Assault Badge and Iron Cross 1st Class.

All units and awarding days are noted. Towards the end of the war, Horn served with Fallschirmjäger Ers.u.Ausb Rgt.1 and Schleppgruppe 1. Horn was involved in the Demjansk and Cholm Campaigns as proven by his flight book.

Glider Pilot's Badge. Rare variant with large eagle. Tombak wreath and eagle both attached without the typical rivets. Period time reparied catch. Typical sharp pin for this maker. Another badge of exactly the same maker is published in the database for original Glider Pilot's Badges of www.germancombatawards.com.

The top of the badge can be seen on one of Bruno Horn's portrait photos part of this grouping.

21.3.1941 issued Flight book with a list of 320 missions in total. To the end of the book, there is a separate list of 34 enemy missions from 1942 until 1944. Signed by his Staffelkapitän. Interesting, Cholm pocket related note "Land bei der Kampfgruppe Scherer". 

NSFK glider pilot's ID card with photo.

Extensive documentation by a collector based on original notes to the reverse of the orignal photos. 94 photos in total.

A hand-carved wooden wall pictures proven by a period time photograph part of this grouping. It was given to Horn by a friend, the artist.

"The Glider Pilot badge" by Stijn David with a dedication of the author. This grouping was originally owned by Stijn David.


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