GERMANY – SANKE CARD – OBERLEUTNANT EDUARD RITTER VON SCHLEICH – NR 578
This is Sanke Card Nr 578 of Eduard Ritter von Schleich. Von Schleich began the war in a Bavarian infantry regiment. After having been seriously wounded, he transferred to the Air Service. He scored thirty-five victories and was awarded the Pour le Mérite and the Military Max Joseph which included a Knighthood. He went on to become not only a good pilot but was also an able commander of Jastas and multiple Jastas. He was a favorite of Hermann Göring and went on to be a General in the Luftwaffe.
This postcard shows him wearing an over coat with a fur collar. Postcards of von Schleich are not commonly seen. This postcard has some light silver crazing around the edges and has never been mailed.