GERMANY – SANKE CARD – LEUTNANT WERNER VOß – NR 506
Werner Voß was one of the most outstanding pilots of WW I. He was the commander of Jasta 10 which was a part of JG 1. He and Manfred von Richthofen had a strong friendship which dated to their time in Oswald Boelcke’s Jasta 2.
Voß had a total of forty-eight confirmed victories before he died in September 1917 flying an early example of a Fokker Dr 1.
Sanke card Nr 506 shows him seated in uniform from the knees up. On his tunic is pinned the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, Prussian pilot badge, and Knights Cross with swords of the Hohenzollern House Order. Around his collar is the coveted Orden Pour le Mérite.
This is a very difficult to find card as his flying career lasted less than one year. The last two Voß cards that we had lasted less than hour on our site. It is in mint condition and has never been mailed.