GERMANY – DOCUMENT – AUTOGRAPHED – BRUNO LOERZER – POUR LE MÉRITE WINNER
WW I ace Bruno Loerzer, who was bestowed the Orden Pour le Mérite. The letter is signed boldly (With a salutation of Heil Hitler!) Loerzer in the purple grease pencil favored by the German military during WW I.
By the end of WW Loerzer had forty-four confirmed victories and command Jagdgeschwader (JG) III as a Hauptmann. He was a comrade of Hermann Göring and at some point was a pilot for the future chief of the Luftwaffe and who commanded Jagdgeschwader I (Manfred von Richthofen’s Jagdgeschwader).
In the 1930’s Loerzer was associated with a number of aviation organizations prior to the creation of the Luftwaffe. He transined (check spelling on this please) to the Luftwaffe upon its creation. He commanded combat units during WW II and rose to the rank of Generaloberst due in no part with his longstanding relationship with Hermann Göring. He was essentially retired also due to his poor commanding of the unit entrusted to him.
The document is dated 26 June 1935 while he was the head of the Deutscher Luftsport Verbandes. It is recognition of payment of 3 Reichs Marks for membership in the organization. What is interesting that this letter is addressed to Max Hoffmann. Hoffmann was noted for his series of postcards of Third Reich Generals and political figures. He held a position to Willi Sanke during WW I. His postcards are prized by collectors, especially if they are signed by the subject. His subjects included Generalfeldmarschall Irwin Rommel, Adolf Hitler, and especially Luftwaffe aces.
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