GERMANY – SANKE CARD – FLIEGERLEUTNANT WILHELM FAHLBUSCH – MOURNING CARD – NR 418
This is Sanke card Nr 410 of Fliegerleutnant Wilhelm Fahlbusch. This is a morning card and the card is bordered in black. He is wearing the Prussian pilot badge, 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, and the ribbon for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
He piloted an observation plane and was credited with five victories. He was killed in action in 1916.
The card is in excellent condition. It has been removed from an album.
Sanke cards grew out of the early medium of postcards and are now an invaluable documentation of German flyers who, for a short time in aviation history, were at the top of their profession.