Voorwerp: Duitse lufdwaffe (luchtmacht) bajonet met 1 zilveren SS doodskoppen Gestapo ring.
En een nazi epilet van de Duitse genie troepen.
Periode 1939 a.d.
One German air force bajonet knife - and one – SS - Gestapo ring with the head of somebody.
And one epilet of engenering troops of the second world war between 1939 -1 945.
This one below is from another war 1914 - 1918.
1918 - The death of Manfred von Richthofen
April: Richthofen achieves two victories flying Fokker Dr.1 triplane (number 425/17). Though he flew biplanes
for nearly all of his career, and most of these were only partly painted red, it is the Dr.1 triplane, blood-red from
cowl to tail, which is commonly associated with the Red Baron.
On April 21, Richthofen followed the Sopwith Camel of Wilfred May far into British territory. The end of the war
was only months off by this time, and the Germain air command faced both ever-improving British airplanes and
their own dwindling numbers. The thrill of the hunt was all but gone for Baron von Richthofen, as most of his peers
had already been killed and his own wounds agonized him. Though the German air doctrine he himself wrote stated
that "one should never obstinately stay with an opponent which, through bad shooting or skillful turning, he has been
unable to shoot down while the battle lasts until it is far on the other side", he chased his British quarry far deeper into
enemy territory and far lower to the ground than his own doctrine permitted. May later said that it was only his erratic,
untrained piloting which saved him. Richthofen followed the erratic path of the novice pilot until a single bullet, shot from
behind him, passed diagonally through his chest. The shot is commonly believed to have come from Australian gunners
on the ground, but might have also come from the guns of Canadian flier Arthur "Roy" Brown who was coming to
May's aid. Manfred von Richthofen crashed into a field alongside the road from Corbie to Bray. His body was recovered
by British forces, and he was buried with full military honors.
Manfred's brother, Lothar (also a Pour le Mérite recipient) was himself recovering from being shot down
when his older brother was killed in combat. He returned to Jagdgeschwader 1 and carried on the Richthofen
tradition of fearlessness in combat in a blood-red fighter. Lothar was shot down again on August 13th, 1918,
and forced into retirement with 40 kills. Manfred's eventual successor was Hermann Göring (who would later
become the head of the Luftwaffe and a particularly infamous Nazi), who chose to paint his aircraft completely
white, ending the reign of the blood-red German fighers.
Career Air Victories by Month