• Extensive Wehrpass and award document grouping to Oberfeldwebel Heinrich Euler. Euler volunteered for the early Wehrmacht in 1933 and after a year with Infanterie-Regiment 15, he joined the earliest Luftwaffe schools: the Fliegerschule Gotha in 1934-'35, and the Fliegerschule Celle in 1935-'37. He was trained as a Bordschütze and Bordmechaniker, participated in the Spanish campaign and earned the Spanienkreuz in Bronze for his efforts. After two years with the Blindflugschule Wesendorf, he was then transferred to the Wettererkundungsstaffel 26 ("Westa 26") when the war broke out. In this weather reconnaissance unit equiped with heavy bombers, he flew an impressive amount of 103 Feindfluge and 205 Frontfluge mostly from air bases in Belgium (Grimbergen), Russia (Orel, Smolensk) and from December 1941 to February 1943 in Trapani (Sicily, Italy).  
  • From February 1943, he was reschooled as a bomber pilot, earning the Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen in July 1943. After 2.5 months with Nachtjagdgeschwader 101 in Ingolstadt-Manching, he was transferred to the 10. Staffel of Kampfgeschwader 55 in occupied France. Flying missions from Dijon-Longvic, he was killed in action in a crash on 26th of November 1943, according to the Volksbund "bei Medun". This is likely the city Melun, southeast of Paris. Heinrich Euler rests in the cemetery of Champigny-Saint-André.  
  • During his more than ten years in the Wehrmacht, Euler assembled an impressive total of 12 awards. In chronological order: the DRL Sportabzeichen in 1932, the Fliegerschützen-Abzeichen in 1936, the Dienstauszeichnung IV. Klasse in 1937, the Austrian annexation medal in 1938, the Spanienkreuz, the EKII and the Czech annexation medal in 1939, the EKI in 1940, and last the Eichel zum Schiessabzeichen and all three grades of the Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in 1941.  
  • The Wehrpass is in excellent and complete conditions, with all his awards entered, several signatures of his Staffelkapitän and a nice early uniform portrait photo.  
  • The award documents of half of his twelve awards are included in the grouping. All are in good condition, not punched, mostly not folded, four are wrinkled.    
    • EK2, 1939, hand signed by General Hellmuth Felmy, DKiG winner.  
    • EK1, 1940, hand signed by Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.  
    • Eichel zum Schiessabzeichen, 1941, hand signed by his Staffelkapitän Hauptmann Rothberg.
    • Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Silber, 1941, signed by Gruppenkommandeur of Aufkl.Gr.122 Oberstleutnant Fritz Köhler, Knight's Cross winner, later Generalmajor.  
    • Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold, 1941, also signed by Gruppenkommandeur of Aufkl.Gr.122 Oberstleutnant Fritz Köhler, Knight's Cross winner, later Generalmajor.  
    • Abzeichen für Flugzeugführer, 1943, facsimile signature of Generaloberst Bruno Loerzer.  
  • Also included in the grouping are his A4 sized promotion document to Oberfeldwebel signed by Major Günter Heinze as Gruppenkommandeur of Aufkl.Gr.122, five documents regarding his volunteering in 1932/33, an A4 sized condoleance letter of the Wehrmeldeamt Darmstadt accompanying the Wehrpass sent home to his widow, and a postwar postcard of the Volksbund to his widow.  

France KIA Pilot grouping KG55, Spanienkreuz

  • Product Code: DR037

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