Impressive award document grouping to Major Friedrich Hoppe, who was awarded the Ehrenpokal as Staffelkapitän of the 2. (Fern) Staffel of Aufklärungsgruppe 122. He flew a high amount of reconnaissance missions on all fronts (France 1940, the Blitz, Eastern Front and Mediterranean). The following ten (!) award documents are included:  

  • Abzeichen für Flugzeugbeobachter, very early document from October 1935, signed by the later Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (Ritterkreuz, signed the German capitulation in 1945).  
  • Dienstauszeichnung IV. Klasse, 1937, signed by Generaloberst Alfred Keller (Ritterkreuz).  
  • Deutsche Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen, 1941.  
  • Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, 1940, signed by General Albert Kesselring (Ritterkreuz m. Eichenlaub, Schwertern, Brillianten) for the invasion in the West.  
  • Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse, 1941, signed by Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring (Ritterkreuz m. Eichenlaub, Schwertern, Brillianten).  
  • Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Bronze, 1941, signed by Oberstleutnant Fritz Koehler (Ritterkreuz, later Generalmajor).  
  • Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Silber, 1942, signed by Oberstleutnant Fritz Koehler (Ritterkreuz, later Generalmajor).  
  • Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold, 1943, signed by Oberstleutnant Roman Schneider (Deutsches Kreuz in Gold).  
  • Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse, 1944, signed by Generaloberst Bruno Loerzer (Ritterkreuz, Pour le Mérite), with facsimile of Göring.  
  • Ehrenpokal, 12th of February 1943, signed by General Gustav Kastner-Kirdorf (Deutsches Kreuz in Silber), with facsimile of Göring.  

Along these award documents with (at least) seven Knight's Cross signatures, the following documents are also included:  

  • Verpflichtungsschein, 1933.  
  • Promotion document to Leutnant, 1935, with facsimile of Göring.  
  • Confirmation document of 13 Feindflüge over France, England and Russia.  
  • Confirmation document of 42 Feindflüge and 25 Frontflüge in 1943.  
  • Abschrift of a congratulatory letter by Göring after the Staffel's 1500th Feindflug.  
  • Abschrift of a publication after the 1500th Feindflug, with personal mention of Hauptmann Hoppe, also citing the "Anerkennung" by Göring.  
  • Four page original text of a Kriegsberichter who joined the Staffel in 1942, talking about accomplishments in the Blitz, on Sicily and Crete. Also mentioning "der Staffelkapitän".  
  • Two large portrait photos of Heinrich Hoppe, one wartime (Leonar), one postwar, described on the back.   

Ehrenpokal award document grouping Aufklärer

  • Product Code: DK080