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Germany – Sanke Card – Leutnant Hans Pippart – Autographed – Nr 624

SKU: 19-342

$695.00

Hans Pippart (1888-1918) was an early aircraft manufacturer and pilot. He joined the Air Service at the beginning of the war as an instructor. He was later promoted to a Leutnant der Reserve from NCO status….

 

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Hans Pippart (1888-1918) was an early aircraft manufacturer and pilot. He joined the Air Service at the beginning of the war as an instructor. He was later promoted to a Leutnant der Reserve from NCO status.

He transitioned to single seater aircraft and served on both the eastern and Western fronts. He served in Jasta 13 and Jasta 19 where he was the commanding officer. Before his death in August 1918 when he was shot down by antiaircraft fire while attacking a balloon. At his death he had twenty-two confirmed victories. He had already been awarded the Knights Cross with Swords of the House Hohenzollern and was in line for the Pour le Mérite. But his death ended that. While he shot down numerous enemy airplanes, he was especially skilled at shooting down observation balloons. This was his target on the day of his death when he was hit by the anti-aircraft fire and bailed out of his plane. He was too low and his parachute failed to deploy.

This is Sanke card Nr 624 of him. He is wearing a coat over his feldbluse tunic. On his tunic we see the Prussian Army Pilot badge, 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, and a small ribbon bar. From the looks of the ribbon bar he has not yet been awarded the Hohenzollern decoration. In black ink he has written his last name and below that in slightly smaller letters we see “Hans”.

The card has never been mailed and the reverse is blank.

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Hans Pippart (1888-1918) was an early aircraft manufacturer and pilot. He joined the Air Service at the beginning of the war as an instructor. He was later promoted to a Leutnant der Reserve from NCO status.

He transitioned to single seater aircraft and served on both the eastern and Western fronts. He served in Jasta 13 and Jasta 19 where he was the commanding officer. Before his death in August 1918 when he was shot down by antiaircraft fire while attacking a balloon. At his death he had twenty-two confirmed victories. He had already been awarded the Knights Cross with Swords of the House Hohenzollern and was in line for the Pour le Mérite. But his death ended that. While he shot down numerous enemy airplanes, he was especially skilled at shooting down observation balloons. This was his target on the day of his death when he was hit by the anti-aircraft fire and bailed out of his plane. He was too low and his parachute failed to deploy.

This is Sanke card Nr 624 of him. He is wearing a coat over his feldbluse tunic. On his tunic we see the Prussian Army Pilot badge, 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, and a small ribbon bar. From the looks of the ribbon bar he has not yet been awarded the Hohenzollern decoration. In black ink he has written his last name and below that in slightly smaller letters we see “Hans”.

The card has never been mailed and the reverse is blank.