GERMANY – GUSTAV LIERSCH CARD – VIZEFELDWEBEL RUDOLF WINDISCH – NR 7784
This is Gustav Liersch card Nr 7784 of Vizefeldwebel Rudolf Windisch. Windisch had a most interesting career. He flew as pilot with Alexander von Cassel on a sabotage mission. For this feat he was personally awarded the Prussian Order of the Crown 4th Class with Swords. He was the only pilot to be so honored.
He would then be posted to Jasta 32. He was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant. While there he was awarded the Knights Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House order. With twenty-two confirmed victories both in single seaters he was awarded the Order Pour le Mérite. He was then shot down and was thought to be in a POW camp. In spite of that the nomination followed. He was never found and may have died in captivity.
This postcard is in mint condition and has never been mailed.