GERMANY – SNAKE CARD – LEUTNANT HANS KLEIN – NR 514
This is Sanke card Nr 514 of Leutnant Hans Klein. During WW he served in Jasta 4 and commanded Jasta 10 from September 1917 onward. Both of these squadrons were part of Manfred von Richthofen’s “Flying Circus” which was also known as Jagdgeschwader I (JG 1). Klein would achieve twenty-two victories during his flying time and was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite in December 1917.
He went on to join the Luftwaffe in 1935 and achieved the rank of Generalmajor. Klein retired in 1943. He was ether killed in a traffic accident in 1944 (As stated by the German government) or he was shot as alleged by his family.
This postcard has never been mailed. Having said that its condition is very poor with a turned corner and several small holes. The price reflects these faults.