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Luftwaffe Honor Plate certificate grouping to a paratrooper

Luftwaffe Honor Plate certificate grouping to a paratrooper

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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
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COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
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COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
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Germany 1918 - 1945
Luftwaffe Honor Plate certificate grouping to a paratrooper


Description

Very rare certificate grouping to Feldwebel Erich Gohlke serving with Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1 and 3. Luftwaffe Honor Plate winner ("Ehrenschale für hervorragende Kampfleistungen der Luftwaffe"). He was deployed in the Netherlands, Crete, Sicily, and Monte Cassino. There was also his last parachute jump. 

Certifcate to Luftwaffe Honor Plate. Awarded for his bravery on the battlefield of Sicily. Issued on 7.9.1944 (posthumously awarded). Facsimile signature by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring and Generaloberst Bruno Loerzer. Folded once. Very rare! Including a letter to his wife regarding the sending of the certificate. The letter also indicates that the Luftwaffe Honor Plate was not available at that time. Dated "2.12.1944".

Certificate to Kreta Cuff Title. Issued on 20.5.1943. Facsimile signature by General der Flieger Kurt Student. 

Certificate to Ground Assault Badge. Issued on 1.10.1942. Signed by Generalleutnant Erich Petersen, German Cross in Gold winner.

Certificate to 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class. Issued on 21.6.1941. Signed by General der Flieger Kurt Student, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves winner. 

Certificate to 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Issued on 17.5.1940. Signed by Oberst Bruno Bräuer, Knight's Cross winner (on 1. Juni 1944 promoted to General der Fallschirmtruppe).

Luftwaffe commitment certificate. Issued by Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1 on 19.9.1938. Signed by Oberstleutnant Hans Pelz.

A hand-written letter from Hauptmann Hans Franke to his wife. He informs her that Erich has been missing since 17.3.1944 near Monte Cassino. Dated "7.4.1944". 

Slight signs of use. In good condition 2.


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