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Autographed Sanke Card of Leutnant Kurt Wintgens

Autographed Sanke Card of Leutnant Kurt Wintgens

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This autographed Sanke Card immortalizes Leutnant Kurt Wintgens (1894-1916), a trailblazing early war ace renowned for flying the Fokker Eindecker. Wintgens secured his place in history as the first pilot to shoot down an enemy plane in the Eindecker. This card captures a snapshot of his illustrious career, showcasing the man who became the fourth pilot to receive the Pour le Mérite after his eighth victory.

The image portrays Leutnant Kurt Wintgens in his uniform and visor cap, adorned with the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, Prussian pilot badge, and a ribbon bar. The distinguished Pour le Mérite is prominently displayed at his throat, symbolizing his exceptional achievements in aerial combat. Notably, Wintgens is one of the few pilots of his time to wear glasses in combat, adding a unique and personal touch to the photograph.

His signature in black ink adds a personalized and authentic touch to this mint condition card, which has never been housed in an album. Originating from the collection of a devoted Berlin-based collector and recently offered to us by his daughter, this autographed Sanke Card of Leutnant Kurt Wintgens is a rare and cherished piece of aviation history. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of the past and commemorate the legacy of this pioneering ace.

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