Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/19/2019
Group of nine documents issued to or concerning Gefreiter Josef Ness, an honor goblet recipient with Transport Wing Squadron 3. Included is: award certificate for the Air Gunnery Badge, issued Feb. 22, 1941; award certificate for Fighter Pilot Clasp in Silver, as a corporal, Mar. 6, 1942; award certificate for the Flight Clasp for Transport Aircraft in Silver, issued on Mar. 12, 1942; award certificate for the Flight Clasp for Transport Aircraft in Gold, issued on July 8, 1942; award certificate for the Iron Cross, 2nd Class, issued on Jan. 2, 1943 in Rome; award certificate for Iron Cross, 1st Class, issued on Feb. 25, 1943 by Field Marshal WOLFRAM VON RICHTHOFEN (1895–1945); award certificate for the Honor Goblet for Special Achievement in the Air War, as a non-commissioned officer, issued on Mar. 20, 1944 (the document is slightly trimmed), signed in facsimile by HERMANN GORING; ID card of the Air Force Command, May 2, 1944, with photo (affected by file holes); Certification of 11./Transportfliegergeschwader 3 concerning the loss of the three flight books, showing Ness had made to date 1,367 flights launches with 248 flights to the front and 93 confirmed flights over enemy territory, dated Nov. 24, 1944; award certificate for the Wound Badge in Black, issued on Jan. 18, 1945; two repro. photos of the man from 1940 and 1943, one signed, and a modern photo. It should be noted that over time, the Ness' name has been spelled in three variations on the documents. The documents are all punched, but otherwise are very good. A fine, complete group.
Current Bidding (Reserve Not Met)
Minimum Bid: $420.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $910.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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