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LUFTWAFFE RING (Item LUFT 2-1)
|DESCRIPTION: This beautiful silver ring was procured in Germany along with another in gold from the same
source. It has two maker's marks inside with the stamp
835, which is the German designation for silver content as used on most Nazi-period rings.
Very fine condition with a little wear on the swastika where it is clutched in the eagle's talons
(one side only). The radio-operator gunner badge is the central design and is mounted on an
onyx that is, in turn, mounted in a framing that is set in the ring's body. This is an especially
handsome ring from aerial combat in WWII. This beautiful ring was procured in Germany along with a tremendous cashe of other Germanic jewelry (read about it in 'About Our Rings' on the title page). We found a few of these rings in silver and a smaller amount in gold .
GOLD LUFTWAFFE RING (Item LUFT 2-2)
|DESCRIPTION: This beautiful gold ring was procured in Germany along with another like it in silver from the
same source. The central theme is the radio-operator gunner's badge. The ring is about
size 11 (good size). It has two maker's marks inside, but does not have the gold designation
usual in German rings. Guaranteed gold! The qualification badge is mounted on top of a
rectangular piece of onyx that is, in turn, mounted in a framing that is set in the body of the ring.
This is an especially rare ring; very rarely found in gold. Absolutely stunning! and historically important! This beautiful ring was procured in Germany along with a tremendous cashe of other Germanic jewelry (read about it in 'About Our Rings' on the title page). We found a few of these rings in silver and a smaller amount in gold .
A LUFTWAFFE SILVER HONOR-GOBLET GROUP (Item LUFT 2-3)
|DESCRIPTION: This is the honor goblet, or Ehrenpokal, of the Luftwaffe. The marking is on the bottom: Joh. Wagner & Son with the moon, crown, the "835" silver designation, and the Imperial-style eagle. The cup was presented to Oberfeldwebel, Master Sergeant (USAAF equivalent), Werner Wall, on 23 December 1941. The measurement is standard 8 1/4 inches high. Mouth opening is 4 inches. Base diameter is also 4 inches. The condition is perfect. The incredible part of this group is the fact that 16 of the Wall's personal and award documents accompany the goblet. The photos above are but samplings of the total set. The rest of the set is as follows:
#1 The certificate for the awarding of a medal on 13 March 1938. This was for the entry into and liberation of Austria.
#2 This is a telegram from General Field Marshal Sperrle congratulating Wall on the award of the goblet.
# 3 The actual award document of the Ehrenpokal to him as a heroic fighter pilot 23 December 1941 with Hermann Goring's printed signature.
#4 The document for the award of the badge of the Fliegerschützen, shooter, dated in Berlin 24 July 1936 with actual signature that looks to be Goring's early signature.
#5 and 5a A document known as the honor list of the German Air Force. Inside is Werner Wall among other heroes of the war year of 1942. Wall is listed as a Bordfunker, a radio operator, in a fighter squadron.
#6 His document for the award of the front-fighter clasp for war flyer in silver. Wall must have been a Stuka pilot at that time. Dated 18 May 1941.
#7 The document for the front-fighter clasp in gold dated 12 August 1941. In only 3 months he had won both silver and gold.
#8 The award document for the Iron Cross Second Class 14 November 1939 signed in hand by Lohr, as Chief of the 4th Air Force and Supreme Commander (Southeast).
#9 The award certificate for the badge for Flugzeugführer, pilot, 21 November 1943. Before this he was a tail gunner on a Stuka. Now he is an accredited pilot.
#10 The award certificate for the Iron Cross 1st Class awarded 10 April 1941 to Wall who then was a master sergeant in the 2nd Fighter Squadron No. 40, signed in hand by Generalfeldmarschall Sperrle, Chief of the 3rd Air Force and Supreme Commander in the west.
# 11 The certificate that comes with the wound badge. It seems Oberfeldwebel Wall was wounded in action in 1942. The award certificate states the wound was received on 15 March 1942 and it is for the badge in black. Awarded in the field 16 March 1942 signed in hand by the major and squad leader.
# 12 The award document for the Memal Medal for the event of 1 October 1938 (the entry of German troops into the Sudentenland, (Czechoslovakia), and the rescue of the Sudentenland ethnic Germans from the communists. Awarded to him on 5 December 1939 signed by the colonel and commander of the pilot school at Neuruppin.
# 13 A telegram from January 1943 from a fellow officer (KDR) and all the other officers.
#14 An inventory of the new clothing and equipment issued to Oberleutnant, First Lieutenant, Wall from the Reichsminister der Luftfahrt and Supreme Commander of the Air Corps.
# 15 The certificate for the award of the German gymnastics and sport badge in bronze. This is in booklet form and is issued to Wall when he was member of the Bundeswehr, pre-Nazi army, in early 1933. There is a picture of the young Werner attached.
#16 Another certificate for the sports medal 29 July 1933
# 17 A certificate (document) to Werner Wall date 1 July 1939 when he was a Feldwebel, Technical Sergeant, in the technical company of the pilot leadership school in Neuruppin signed by the colonel and commander.
# 18 A certificate (document) for the award of the service medal for 4 years of true service in the Wehrmacht while he was an Unteroffizier, Staff Sergeant, on the staff of the Luftwaffe Command IV. This was the Fourth-class award and was presented in the name of the Führer and Reichskanzler, Adolf Hitler, signed by the colonel and chief of the general staff.
Besides all the above there are five of this pilot's Flugbuch, flyer's book, from 1935, 1937, and his Flugbuch that is marked finally Feindfluge flying against the enemy which begins in May of 1941 in Poland. These logbooks are priceless as historic items go. They record all the flying experience of this brave pilot from training to when he becomes a prisoner of war at Luneburg in May of 1945. He must have had these items with him when he went into the POW camp of the invaders and uninvited ones. This Werner Wall fought the good fight and managed to survive unlike many of his young comrades of the air war.
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