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Stukageschwader 1/III Staffel Ehrenpokal

Branch: LUFTWAFFE
Product Code: gp645
Price: 6,500.00€


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Sturzkampfgeschwader 1/III Staffel Ehrenpokal. Für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg. Oberfeldwebel, Hans Ott am 5.2.42. Excellent condition, Sterling silver hallmarked 835 and made by jewelry firm of Johann Wagner und Sohn. Norway, on 2 June, the Luftwaffe launched a final series of raids on Narvik itself. Three aircraft were lost by I./StG 1 on this day, and two in the second wave to attack the port. - Lt Klaus Küber and his gunner were killed when their Stuka crashed near Fagernes following an attack by a No 46 Sqn Hurricane I flown by Sgt B L Taylor, whilst Feldwebel Hans Ott and Sönderfuhrer Brack (the later attached to I./StG 1 as a war correspondent) survived with injuries after they were downed by Fig Off John F Drummond who was also flying a Hurricane I from the same unit, the Stuka crashing at Abisko in Sweden. Hans Ott plane during the Narvik campaign can be found on this link  https://luftwaffeinprofile.se/Gunther%20Brack.html

Historical note:   Drummond was the most successful Hurricane pilot to action in Norway, downing four aircraft during his brief spell in Scandinavia. He later returned to England, where he was awarded the DFC and posted to No 92 Sqn on Spitfire Is. He had added another four kills, to his score when he was killed in a collision with fellow No 92 Sqn ace Plt Off D G Williams on 10 October 1940 whilst attempting to shoot down Do 17 over Brighton - the latter pilot also lost his life (see Osprey volume Aircraft of the Aces 12 - Spitfire Mk I/II Aces 1939-41 for further details

NB! This is a consignment item. Consignment item has an inspection period of 14 days following receipt of the item, and after that, any return for is void. No reason is acceptable for returns of consignment items as we have given most of the money to the consignor.

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Sturzkampfgeschwader 1/III Staffel Ehrenpokal. Für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg. Oberfeldwebel, Hans Ott am 5.2.42. Excellent condition, Sterling silver hallmarked 835 and made by jewelry firm of Johann Wagner und Sohn. Norway, on 2 June, the Luftwaffe launched a final series of raids on Narvik itself. Three aircraft were lost by I./StG 1 on this day, and two in the second wave to attack the port. - Lt Klaus Küber and his gunner were killed when their Stuka crashed near Fagernes following an attack by a No 46 Sqn Hurricane I flown by Sgt B L Taylor, whilst Feldwebel Hans Ott and Sönderfuhrer Brack (the later attached to I./StG 1 as a war correspondent) survived with injuries after they were downed by Fig Off John F Drummond who was also flying a Hurricane I from the same unit, the Stuka crashing at Abisko in Sweden. Hans Ott plane during the Narvik campaign can be found on this link  https://luftwaffeinprofile.se/Gunther%20Brack.html

Historical note:   Drummond was the most successful Hurricane pilot to action in Norway, downing four aircraft during his brief spell in Scandinavia. He later returned to England, where he was awarded the DFC and posted to No 92 Sqn on Spitfire Is. He had added another four kills, to his score when he was killed in a collision with fellow No 92 Sqn ace Plt Off D G Williams on 10 October 1940 whilst attempting to shoot down Do 17 over Brighton - the latter pilot also lost his life (see Osprey volume Aircraft of the Aces 12 - Spitfire Mk I/II Aces 1939-41 for further details

NB! This is a consignment item. Consignment item has an inspection period of 14 days following receipt of the item, and after that, any return for is void. No reason is acceptable for returns of consignment items as we have given most of the money to the consignor.

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