Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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Rare selection of eleven items signed by German military test pilots. Included is: HANNA REITSCH (1912-1979), 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, T.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Frankfurt, 1969, discussing an exchange of letters; WILLY FIEDLER (1908-1998), instrumental in the development of the V-1 which he actually test flew, signed original 3" x 5" drawing of a manned V-1 mentioning that the operational manned V-1 had a "flat nose for water penetration"; ALEXANDER M. LIPPISCH (1894–1976), aeronautical engineer, a pioneer of aerodynamics who made important contributions to the understanding of tailless aircraft, delta wings and the ground effect, designed the Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket-powered interceptor, signed Apollo 11 first day postal cover; WOLFGAMG SPATE Luftwaffe officer and Knights Cross with Oak Leaves recipient, in charge of the development of the Me-163 Komet, signed Hoffman photo postcard; RUDOLPH OPITZ (1010-2010), Luftwaffe glider pilot and Me-163 test pilot, S.P., 3" x 9", mounted images of the Me-163; FRANZ-WALTER WOIDICH (1921-2004), Luftwaffe ace with 110 kills, including four bombers with the Me-163, S.P., 3" x 9", mounted images of the Me-163; GUNTER ANDREAS Me-163 pilot, two small signed photos of the Me-163B; OTTO A. BOHNER (1913-?) Luftwaffe ace, later tested the Me 163 fighter and was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG 400 flying 16 combat missions with the fighter, signed 4" x 6" photo of Bohner in the aircraft; HANS BOTT Luftwaffe pilot with JG 400, downed a B-17 with his me-163; S.P., 3" x 9", mounted images of the Me-163; and WERNER JUNG, Me-163 pilot, S.P., 3" x 9", mounted images of the Me-163. 11 pieces.
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $250.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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