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gunther rall items..............again
Old 11-23-2019, 01:51 PM   #1
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There are several Gunther Rall items, including several swords and personal items,currently on an auction site.

How many times have Gunther Rall items been auctioned?

It is interesting that his gloves are being auctioned. I thought his thumb was shot off and that glove is in a US military museum?

MOST of these higher profile german officers were stripped of most of their awards when captured. They most likely bought replacements at a few points after the war, which technically were "their awards", but not the wartime awards/items.
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:33 PM   #2
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It's a shame ... lots of false stuff out there associated with Gunther Rall.
You are correct - lost a finger to a US Fighter (as I recall it was a P-51 Mustang) and he shared the story with me, several years back. I know that glove is in a museum, but I can't recall which museum.
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
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It's a shame ... lots of false stuff out there associated with Gunther Rall.
You are correct - lost a finger to a US Fighter (as I recall it was a P-51 Mustang) and he shared the story with me, several years back. I know that glove is in a museum, but I can't recall which museum.
Holy Crap!

Now that is a cool photo!

His getting his finger shot off probably saved his life, as he didn't fly for the last year of the war. Hans Klein, a pour le merite winner who was later involved in the assassination of Hitler, had his finger shot off and prevented him from flying further, probably sparing his life as well.
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:28 PM   #4
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Which auction?
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:40 PM   #5
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:34 PM   #6
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That is the auction site. I have found some decent stuff from there in the past, but there is a lot of crap too. I've picked up ehrenbechers for less than half of the dealer's prices, as those auction sites are not frequented as much by other collectors. You can pick up some decent guns every once in a while, but most have been reblued or arsenal reworked.

The Hanhart watch has a letter associated with it, presumably signed by Rall, but that letter could be paired with any watch, whether Rall owned it or not.

Rall states that most everything he was wearing was stripped by American soldiers with only his RK with O/S/D remaining. Now why in the world would they take all that and not pilfer his watch?

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Old 11-23-2019, 10:56 PM   #7
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Not speaking to the items in this auction, but officers and generals had multiple pieces of clothing and equipment.

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Old 11-26-2019, 03:04 AM   #8
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For example, the visor as offered is a set up.

Its not the same as it was auctioned at Thies in 2007 in the same Rall grouping.
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