Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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(1898 – 1947) German lieutenant general, a cavalry officer in both world wars and Supreme Ataman of the XV SS Cossack Cavalry Corps, a recipient of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. He was executed in Moscow for war crimes in 1947. "Supreme Ataman" was the highest rank in the Cossack hierarchy and one that was traditionally reserved for the Tsar alone. Scare war-date D.S. “v. Pannwitz” in dark pencil as commander of the XV SS Cossack Cavalry Corps, 1p. 8vo., [Croatia], Apr. 5, 1944. Von Pannwitz recommends Lt. and Squadron Leader Karl Eschenfelder for an award: “…[he] has always proven himself as a former Ord. officer and in the previous operations…At the head of a unit…in the battle for Krasic on February 17, 1944, he repeatedly led his Cossacks forward and contributed to the success of the operation…” Small stain in one corner, else very good.
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $140.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $575.00
Estimate: $300 - $400
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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