You are bidding on a SUPERB and 100% original WW2 German Luftwaffe Autographed Photo & Documents of Werner Streib!
Werner Streib (13
June 1911 – 15 June 1986) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World
War II, a night fighter ace credited with 68—one daytime and 67 nighttime—enemy
aircraft shot down in about 150 combat missions. All of his nocturnal victories
were claimed over the Western Front in Defense of the Reich missions against
the Royal Air Force’s Bomber Command.
Born in Pforzheim,
Streib grew up in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich. Following graduation
from school, he began military service in the Reichswehr in 1934 and in 1936,
transferred to the Luftwaffe. After training at various postings, he served
with Zerstörergeschwader 1 (ZG 1—1st Destroyer Wing) flying a Messerschmitt Bf
110 heavy fighter at the outbreak of World War II. On 10 May 1940, Streib
claimed his first aerial victory. In June 1940, he was appointed Staffelkapitän
(squadron leader) of the 2. Staffel (2nd squadron) of ZG 1. Shortly later, this
squadron became 2. Staffel of Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 (NJG 1—1st Night Fighter
Wing). On the night of 19/20 July, Streib claimed his first nocturnal aerial
victory. In October 1940, he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur (group commander)
of the I. Gruppe of NJG 1 and by end-1940 was credited with nine aerial
victories. In 1943, Streib was involved in evaluating the then new Heinkel He
219. Flying the He 219, he claimed five aircraft destroyed on 11/12 June 1943.
Streib was appointed Geschwaderkommodore (wing commander) of NJG 1 on 1 July
1943. On 11 March 1944, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross
with Oak Leaves and Swords, the highest award in the military and paramilitary
forces of Nazi Germany during World War II, for 66 confirmed victories. In
March 1944, he was made Inspector of Night Fighters and he would stay in this
post until the end of the war.
Made of paper this autographed photo is VERY NICE condition! Features an autographed image of Streib, as well as some printed documents containing a biography. Some marks and wear, but nothing that detracts. 100% original, it would look EXCELLENT framed! A PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
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