GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN & GENERALLEUTNANT ERNST VON HOEPPNER – NR 509
This is Sanke card Nr 509 of Manfred von Richthofen and Generalleutnant Ernst von Hoeppner. Von Hoeppner was the commander of the Imperial German Air Service.
The pose shows the two men in profile. This is not a common card at all. The postcard has never been mailed.
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.