Lot 178

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(1895-1945) German Field Marschall of the Luftwaffe during World War II, the cousin of World War I flying ace Manfred von Richtofen. Typed D.S., 1p. 8vo., "In the Field", Feb. 22, 1942, an award document granting Luftwaffe flak gunner Maximilian Forster the Iron Cross, 2nd Class, signed at the conclusion in black ink by von Richtofen. File holes at the left margin, else very good. Also present are Forster's award certificate for the Wound Badge in Black, presented for wounds received on Jan 22, 1942; his award certificate for the Sudetenland Medal, presented Jan. 22, 1940; and his Reich Sports Badge record book, containing Forster's photograph and athletic records, culminating with his receipt of the Sports Badge in Bronze on Aug. 2, 1939, all very good.

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August 23, 2016 10:30 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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