WW II German Air Force Autograph – OBERST WOLFGANG FALCK – WARTIME SIGNED!

$199.99

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You are bidding on a SUPERB and 100% original WW2 German Luftwaffe autographed postcard photo of Oberst Wolfgang Falck!  Unlike most of the autographs you see, this is a WARTIME signed postcard photo postcard (not post-war).

 

 From 1 February 1933, he attended the Infantry School at Dresden for officer training. Falck was promoted to the rank of Leutnant on 1 October 1934. He was able continue flying by undertaking an annual six week refresher course on Arado Ar 64 biplane fighters at Schleissheim.

In March 1935, Leutnant Falck became Kettenführer (pilot instructor) at the Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule at Schleissheim in the new Luftwaffe. 

On 1 April 1936, Falck was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant and transferred to JG 132 Richtofen, where he became Staffelkapitän of 5. Staffel, based at Jüterbog-Damm. 

On 1 July 1938, when III./JG 132 was established, Falck was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8. Staffel, based at Fürstenwalde. The new Gruppe was later redesignated I./ZG 76  and equipped with the then new Bf 110 Zerstörer twin-engine fighter. Falck led 2./ZG 76 during the Polish campaign from its base at Ohlau in Silesia. He gained three victories over Polish aircraft before the unit was relocated to Jever on the German Bight. Here he took part in the air battle with RAF Wellington twin-engine bombers attacking Wilhelmshaven on 18 December 1939. He claimed two of the bombers shot down, although one of his claims was not confirmed, but force-landed on Wangerooge after return fire from the gunners of the bombers damaged his engines. 

On 19 February 1940, Hauptmann Falck was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./ZG 1, based at Düsseldorf. The Gruppe was relocated to Barth on the Baltic coast at the beginning of April. On 9 April, Falck led the unit in the invasion of Denmark. He recorded his seventh, and final, victory when he shot down a Danish Fokker C V recce plane (R-49) belonging to the 5. eskadrille that was taking off from Vaerlöse airfield. It was while he was based at Aalborg in the north of Denmark that Falck, following the unmolested bombing of the airfield by RAF bombers in the pre-dawn hours, prepared a comprehensive report on the theories of night interception. I./ZG 1 participated in the battle for France and, with that campaign successfully concluded, against the RAF from a base near Le Havre. However General Kesselring ordered Falck to withdraw the Gruppe to Düsseldorf and reform the unit in the night fighter role.

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Made of paper, this postcard photo is in EXCELLENT condition!  Featuring an artistic image of Wolfgang Falck, it is signed in ink at the bottom.  Some marks, wear, and creases due to the age on the reverse, but nothing that detracts.  100% original, it would look EXCELLENT framed!  A PERFECT addition to any collection or display!

  

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——————- TERMS OF SALE —————– 

Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 

 

——————- ABOUT ME —————– 

Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  

 

——————- COPYRIGHT —————– 

All pictures and descriptions used in my auctions under COPYRIGHT and I forbid the use of these photos and information in any manner such as paper or electronic (internet) publications or otherwise. Use is solely based on my authorization only.

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