SILVER PRESENTATION CUP TO LEUTNANT FRITZ RUMEY 26 JULY 1918 ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 25th VICTORY – PLM WINNING – JASTA 5
This is a remarkable and historic artifact that was presented to Leutnant Fritz Rumey. Rumey was born in 1891 and died at the age of twenty-seven in September 1918. He served in both Jasta Boelcke and Jasta 5 as an NCO and was later promoted to Leutnant. While serving as an NCO he was awarded the Military Merit Cross in July 1917. This was the “Enlisted Man’s PLM”. A year later in July 1918 he was awarded the Pour le Mérite. This made him one of five pilots to achieve the award of both medals. While he flew in Jasta 5 since 1917 he never commanded the squadron.
The front of the cup has a prinzengroße sized Prussian Army Pilot Badge.
On the opposite side of the cup we see handsomely engraved on four lines:
- Fritz Rumey
- Jasta 5
- 26 June 1918 (This was his 25th victory over a Sopwith Camel and lead to his award of the PLM in July 1918.)
The cup is silver and manufacturer hallmarked. It is in overall very fine condition (With a single small dimple to the surface.) with a striking patina.
Finding aviation items is getting harder and harder, so we are especially pleased to share this with you.