Lot 2277

A collection of awards and flight books of the aerial observer Karl Wilke of the "Condor Legion"

German Historical Collectibles from 1919 onwards | A83r | Live auction | 608 Lots

Hammer price € 2,300

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Three-piece orders clasp with Iron Cross 2nd Class (loose), 4-Year Service Award and Spanish Campaign medal (rubbed, includes the heavily clipped award document), two small Wehrmacht field clasps and four Bundeswehr pieces. Breast Star of the Spanish Military Merit Order, silver, gilt and enamelled. Wound Badge of 1940 in Silver. Moreover, a silver-embroidered breast eagle (corroded), a single shoulder board as Hauptmann at the War School, an ID badge "Kampf Fl Sch Lechfeld", a cuff title "Geschwader Hindenburg" in silver-embroidered officer's issue on dark blue cloth.
An enamelled stickpin of Fighter Squadron 53 "Legion Condor".
Flight log book dated 18 May 1938 - 3 November 1938 with 4th and 1st/K.88 with 107 enemy and 15 additional missions with Legion Condor over Spanish territory, most entries are for combats and enemy contacts.
Three further flight books with 1,200 flights from 1936-40, shot down during his 14th mission over Canterbury, thereafter a prisoner of war in England and Canada, exchanged in 1943 and thereafter flight instructor at Kampffliegerschule Lechfeld.

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The auction includes 608 lots and starts on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 2608. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 Oct., 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.