20th Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1062 lots has ended on 3rd December 2017. 90% of all lots sold

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Lt. Vögerl - Pilot's Badge

Lt. Vögerl - Pilot's Badge

LOT 27-0033
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Auction ended        2nd December 2017  |  02:32 pm CET
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STARTING PRICE: EUR 50,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 17,5 %
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COUNTRY Germany
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LOT 27-0033
EAN 2000000223420
LOT 27-0033
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COUNTRY Germany
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LOT 27-0033
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Lt. Vögerl - Pilot's Badge

Description
Leutnant Georg Vögerl (1920-2010) served as a highly decorated Air Gunner and Pilot involved in the battle of Malta before he was moved to Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 26 in 1945 due to the lack of aircrafts. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross on 28.3.1945 for bravery during the battle of Stettin. 
As a Air Gunner, he was awarded the German Cross in gold on 17.10.1943 and the Luftwaffe Honor Goblet on 18.9.1942 serving with Kampfgruppe 606 which was later converted to I./K.G.77. His pilot was later Knight's Cross winner Oberfeldwebel Josef Grewe. 
Vögerl served in the aircraft which dropped a bomb over the "Rotunda Santa Marija Assunta" church at Mosta on 9.4.1942 during the Malta Campaign. Luckily, it has not detonated which i known as the "Malta miracle". He met up with British veterans in 2004 on Malta which is shown on a video part of this offer. Vögerl was filmed speaking about this memories on this campaign.
 
Please see other items to Vögerl at auction.
 
A very unusual badge. Certainly not a textbook badge but someone made period time. It looks to be "KRAFT" named. Possibly from a war comrade. Don't buy if if you want a textbook badge!


Lt. Vögerl - Flugzeugführerabzeichen
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