Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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(1912 - 1979) German pilot. Reitsch was the first woman to fly a helicopter, a rocket plane, and a jet fighter. She is also remembered as being a loyal confidant of Adolf Hitler, even landing a small plane in central Berlin in an attempt to extract Hitler only days before the city fell. Nice content T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Frankfurt, July 9, 1969 in German. In part: "...Just returned from four weeks alpine gliding...there are mountains of mail to answer here, all that remains is for you to borrow my German book 'Flying is My Life'. In this book you will find a chapter about my V-1 flight, also manned...return the book to me at my local address..." Fine. Reitsch had experimented with one and two-man manned V-1 suicide rockets.
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Minimum Bid: $70.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $140 - $200
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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