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The Dragon 04-25-2015 11:37 AM

Luftwaffe Feldwebel Herbert Wölber - Kampfgeschwader "Totenkopf" 54
 
Hi Team,

I hope this is the right place to post the following as I am aware that there is another section that deals with photographs and documents but I am just trying to do some individual research first. I got a small Luftwaffe group which consists of a photograph and two citations for the EK II and EK I. Here is the information that I have.

The photograph is a portrait picture of a Luftwaffe Feldwebel. He is waring a three piece ribbon bar with a Luftwaffe service medal, Sudetenland medal and a Spanish Cilvil War Campign medal with swords. Worn on the left breast pocket is what I believe to be a pilot badge but only the top of the badge and a wing can be seen. On the right breast pocket one can see another badge which I believe to be a Spanish Cross. Again these awards are hard to make out because of the way the photograph was taken.

The EK II citation is to a Feldwebel Wölber with a date of 21st May 1940 and signed by the then General der Flieger Alfred Keller, Der Kommandierende General des IV. Flieger - Korps.

The EK I citation is to Feldwebel Herbert Wölber of 7./ K.G. 54 with a date of 30th June 1940 and signed by the then General der Flieger Albert Kesselring, Der Chef der Luftflotto 2 und Befehlshaber Nordwest.

I checked Horst Scheibert's, Der Träger Des Deutschen Kruse In Gold and Ehrenblattspange - Ehrentafelspange - Ehrenpokal book's but there is no mention of a Herbert Wölber. I then did a search for Luftwaffe Feldwebel Herbert Wölber and came across this thread http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...=395287&page=3. You can see in post #31 "Spanienkreuz in Gold Unteroffizier (Lw.) Wölber,Herbert 6.Juni 1939" was mentioned.

This is as far as I have been able to go. Is the photograph and citations that I have the same man who received the SPiG?

Your advice, help and thoughts are appreciated. Kind regards and thank you in advance.

The Dragon 05-15-2015 10:53 AM

With the following information is it possible to find out what battles this man was involved with?

"The EK II citation is to a Feldwebel Wölber with a date of 21st May 1940 and signed by the then General der Flieger Alfred Keller, Der Kommandierende General des IV. Flieger - Korps.

The EK I citation is to Feldwebel Herbert Wölber of 7./ K.G. 54 with a date of 30th June 1940 and signed by the then General der Flieger Albert Kesselring, Der Chef der Luftflotto 2 und Befehlshaber Nordwest."

Thank you

The Dragon 10-17-2019 11:03 AM

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Just an update on this thread for anyone in the future who may be trying to research this man. A document came up for sale on the estand last weekend with a further document belonging to the same man. According to the sales pitch a soldbuch was also avalable which confirmed he was in Spain.

The Dragon 10-17-2019 11:04 AM

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Other documents.

stgeorge64 10-17-2019 12:48 PM

I remember Germann Historica offering these items from the estate of Herbert Wölber some time ago.

As you said, in addition to the items you have posted being offered there was definatly a Flugbuch also, there might of been more I cannot be certain.

Regards Richard.

Francisco V. 10-26-2019 01:28 PM

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This is his Spanish Flugbuch and also the observer's wings in my collection.
The letter is because he was awarded the Spanish Cross in Gold by error and had to return it for a silver one


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