WW2 German Luftwaffe Oberst Herbert Ihlefeld Wartime Autograph & Letter – RARE!

$399.99

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You are bidding on a 100% original WW2 German Luftwaffe autographed photo and letter of Herbert Ihlefeld.  Unlike most of the autographs you see, this is a WARTIME signed photo and letter.

 

Oberst Herbert Ihlefeld (1 June 1914 – 8 August 1995) was a former German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight’s Cross with Swords. He is credited with 130 aerial victories ( flying the Me109 and He162) in 1000 combat missions while serving with LG 2, JG 77, JG 52, JG 103, JG 25, JG 11, and JG 1.  A tough signature to locate, this lot consists of TWO original signatures.

The first signature is on a letter that was typed in the field and dated August 19, 1941.  He is responding to a fan, asking for a signed photo and autograph, which of course, he obliged.  That exact signed photo is included.  Both autographs are 100% original.

Would make for an EXCELLENT framed display!

 

Herbert Ihlefeld (1 June 1914 – 8 August 1995) was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1936 until the very end of World War II in May 1945. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He claimed 132 enemy aircraft shot down; nine in the Spanish Civil War, 67 on the Eastern Front, and 56 on the Western Front, including 15 four-engined bombers and 26 Spitfires. He survived being shot down eight times during his 1,000 combat missions.




 

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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.

 

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