WW II German Army Autograph – GENERAL HANS-JURGEN STUMPFF – Wartime Signature


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You are bidding on a SUPERB and 100% original WW2 German Wehrmacht autographed postcard photo of Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen Stumpff !  Unlike most of the autographs you see, this is a WARTIME signed photo postcard (not post-war).

Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (15 June 1889 – 9 March 1968), was a German general during World War II and was one of the signatories to Germany’s unconditional surrender at the end of the war.

Stumpff joined the army in 1907 and served on the General Staff during World War I. During the Weimar Republic, he served as a staff officer in the Reichswehrministerium. On 1 September 1933, Stumpff, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, became head of personnel in the (illegal) Luftwaffe. After the Luftwaffe became formally legal in Germany because of the Nazis rejection of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, Stumpff served as its chief of staff from 1 June 1937 until 1 January 1939. In 1938, Stumpff was promoted to the rank of General der Flieger.

During the Second World War, Stumpff commanded various Luftflotten. On 19 July 1940, Stumpff was promoted to the rank of Generaloberst and awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. Until the end of 1943 Stumpff commanded Luftflotte 5, with which he took part in the Battle of Britain, operating out of Norway against Scotland and Northern England. Stumpff was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

In January 1944, Stumpff commanded Luftwaffe forces in the Defense of the Reich campaign against the Allied bombing attacks. On 8 May 1945, Stumpff served as the Luftwaffe representative at the signing of the unconditional surrender of Germany in Berlin. Stumpff was released from British captivity in 1947; he died in 1968.

Made of heavy card, this postcard is in EXCELLENT condition!  Featuring a photographic image of Hans-Jürgen Stumpff , it is signed in ink.  Some marks and wear due to the age on the reverse, but nothing that detracts.  Dated 1942, it is 100% original, and would look EXCELLENT framed!  A PERFECT addition to any collection or display! 

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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.  


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