• Document grouping to Feldwebel Johann "Hans" Luthardt, a fighter pilot of the 2. Staffel of Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet" who was shot down and killed on September 13th, 1944, during a skirmish with American fighters in Reichensachen near Eschwege, after attacking an Allied bomber wave in the area of Erfurt - Eisenach.  He had taken off in his Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 "Gelbe 6" with serial 782306 from Borkheide just before noon with six more pilots of his Staffel. All seven were shot down, only two pilots survived.  
  • Luthardt was awarded the EK1, EK2 and fighter clasp. He earned at least three air victories on the Western front:  
    • An American B-17 Liberator southwest of Liège, Belgium, February 20th, 1944.  
    • A Spitfire over Normandy on June 15th, 1944.  
    • A P-51 Mustang at the Lüneberger Heide on August 4th, 1944.  
  • The grouping consists of:
    • Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen award document, facsimile signed by Generaloberst Bruno Lörzer, July 1943.  
    • Promotion document to Feldwebel, June 1944, hand signed by his Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG3.  
    • Postcard sized portrait photo with cloth pilot badge in his home city Bamberg, and one more portrait.  
    • Hand written and signed KIA letter of his Staffelführer, Walter Brandt, a notorious fighter ace with 43 victories, Knight's Cross and DKiG winner.  
    • Another hand signed letter by Walter Brandt to his parents.  
    • "Sterbeurkunde" death certificate.  
    • Condoleance card from his parents ater his curial, serveral newspaper clippings regarding his death and burial.  
    • Reichspost telegram and document regarding his burial.  
    • 1955 Letter of the parents one of his friends who was also killed that day, with very detailed and highly interesting information regarding the attack and the fate of the seven pilots of his Staffel who engaged in combat that day. A copy of this pilot's death card is also included.  

JG3 KIA Pilot grouping

  • Product Code: DS023
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 400.00 EUR