A most unusual and important manuscript D.S., 2pp. large 4to., Berlin, October 2, 1936, being the promotion wrought entirely in calligraphy of Major GOTTLOB MULLER to serve as Oberstleutnant in the Luftwaffe, effective the same day. The document is boldly signed by Hitler at conclusion, and is also signed by HERMANN GORING at lower-right and by WERNER VON BLOMBERG at lower-left. Sold with a 3" x 4" photo of Muller with two other officers, all in uniform. Fine condition. This is the first such use of this form for a promotion that we have encountered. General GOTTLOB MULLER (1895-1945) served with distinction in both world wars. After serving in North Africa commanding Luftgau-Stab z.b.V. Afrika, he was later promoted to the rank of general in the Luftwaffe and awarded the Knight''s Cross. Muller was killed during the Battle of Berlin, in the fighting for the crucial Gatow airfield.

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