REINER LIESSEM AND LUDWIG WOLFF
REINER LIESSEM (1890-1973) German Lieutenant General of Police and SS group leader, served as the commander of the Ordnungspolizei in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia at the start of World War II. Later promoted to Lieutenant General of Police by Himmler in 1944. / LUDWIG WOLFF (1886 - 1950) German General der Flieger, Commanding General of Luftgau XI from April 1939 until war's end. Great content D.S., 3pp. 4to., Oldenberg, Jan. 15, 1943, an official list of proposed recipients of the War Merit Cross, Second Class with Swords, bearing the name of a 75-year-old recipient Carl Michaels and the descriptions of the heroic actions he undertook. His attestation reads, in part: '...Despite his age of 75, he is still extremely active and enthusiastic and an excellent role model for his officials...On November 1, 1941, Michaels, in response to a report made to him that a window in a large building in his district was brightly lit, despite placard fire and hostile activity over the city, personally rushed to the house in question and had the light extinguished. Here, he was slightly wounded in one leg by a flak splinter....During an attack on June 26, 1942, he and two other people extinguished a fire bomb that had fallen on the floor...' Both men sign on the front cover. Two file holes, staple holes at upper-left, some small spots of staining along the left edge. Very good condition.