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    Knight's Cross by Klein & Quenzer

    Hi all,

    it's been a long time singe i was showing something from my collection, so now i will start with a nice KC by Klein & Quenzer.

    The receiptment was Ernst Süß, a fighter ace.
    He was awarded the KC as Flugzeugführer 9. / Jagdgeschwader 52, on September 4th, 1942.

    Ernst Süß was killed on 20th December 1943 while hanging in his parachute.
    Maybe this is the reason why the KC is a bit deformed ???

    With this KC also came a DKiG from Zimmermann and a Pilot badge.

    For me, personal, a very nice (and tragical) piece of history.

    Best,
    Oliver
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    King Regards,
    Oliver

    My search:

    Soldbuch / Wehrpass of my grandfather "Franz Schwark"

    #2
    Oliver,
    A very nice early K&Q with wonderful character.

    Chet
    Zinc stinks!

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      #3
      What a lovely piece.

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        #4
        Great K&Q RK with the real been there look




        Andy

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          #5
          For me is this condition the "real" condition. I mean, a mint piece is a cool one, but on KC a worn piece with traces of wear has it's own character.

          I can post some pics of the rest (DKiG & PB) on saturday if you like.
          King Regards,
          Oliver

          My search:

          Soldbuch / Wehrpass of my grandfather "Franz Schwark"

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            #6
            Lovely piece! Please post other items. Bob

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              #7
              Parachute death

              Was he shot and killed by Allied pilots while escaping his plane?

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                #8
                Originally posted by RichW. View Post
                Was he shot and killed by Allied pilots while escaping his plane?
                Yes, he was shot by an allied pilot when he was hanging at his parachute
                King Regards,
                Oliver

                My search:

                Soldbuch / Wehrpass of my grandfather "Franz Schwark"

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                  #9
                  My favorite, love this maker.
                  sigpic

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                    #10
                    Very nice cross - just how I like em

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                      #11
                      I thought the K&Q Knight`s Crosses were late war awards.

                      Bob Hritz
                      In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.

                      Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it can muffle the sound.

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                        #12
                        Weren't these first made in 1943? I would not call that late.
                        Looking for a 30 '06 Chauchat magazine.

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                          #13
                          Really like the wear and character of this cross

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                            #14
                            This is an early made cross without the die flaws in the rim.
                            The die flaws comes in later made crosses.


                            Andy

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                              #15
                              So that could mean he was awarded this at the end of 42. Are there pictures of him wearing this one or was this one he acquired to wear and he kept his award cross at home? No question it's a great RK, just interesting to find out more about it.
                              Last edited by Tony T-S; 02-27-2020, 04:20 AM.

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