Germany 1918 - 1945 German Cross & Honor Goblet grouping to Fw. Kähler
Grouping to German Cross in gold and Honor Goblet recipient Feldwebel Erich Kähler. Kähler served as a radio gunner with Aufklarungs-Staffel 3 (F) 22.
Excellent Honor Goblet with fantastic patina. It looks never cleaned. Engraved "UNTEROFFIZIER ERICH KÄHLER AM 12.2.43"
"Joh. Wagner & Sohn" maker marked as well as "Feinsilber ALPAKA Auflage" marked.
Very nice condition.
Certificate to the "Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg" (Honor Goblet) issued on 12.2.1943 to Kähler as an Unteroffizier. Awarded for "hervorragenden Tapferkeit und der besonderen Erfolge als Aufklärungsflieger". Facsimile signature of Göring. Not folded. Two holes. Condition 2-
German Cross in gold Luftwaffe award certificate issued to Kähler as an Unteroffizier on 17.10.1943. Facsimile signature of Göring. Folded twice. Four holes. Signs of age. Condition 3.
Part of the grouping is the "Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe" mentioning Kähler being awarded the German Cross in gold.
Certificate to the Iron Cross 1st Class. Luftwaffenkommando 1 stamped. Issued on 7.5.1942. Not folded. Two holes. Certificate to the Iron Cross 2nd Class. Issued by "Kommandeur der Luftwaffe beim Heeresgruppenkommando Nord" on 25.9.1941. Not folded. Two holes.
Certificate to the KRETA cuff band. Issued on 28.6.1943. Facsimile signature. Folded several times. Two holes.
Certificate to the Air Gunner Badge issued in May 1941.
Certificates to the Squadron Clasp for Aufklärer in bronze, silver, gold and gold with "Anhänger". All in very good condition however with two holes. All come with original signatures.
Certificate to the East Medal as well as a June 1943 dated sport competition "Korps-Sportfest" certificate issued in Russia.
All certificate were kept in an impressive folder with large size gilt eagle printed to the front side.
53 photographs. Quite a few show Kähler with his awards. There are nice photographs celebrating his crew's 2000th mission.
Overall very interesting photographs. Aircraft show his Staffel symbol.
A stunning grouping to a highly decorated Feldwebel with room for additional research!