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.
Made of heavy card, this postcard is in EXCELLENT condition! Featuring a photographic image of Herbert Ihlefeld, it is signed in ink at the bottom. Some marks and wear 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!
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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