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Details about  SPGL21 German Luftwaffe Battle of Britain photo signed Bob KC

SPGL21 German Luftwaffe Battle of Britain photo signed Bob KC See original listing
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GL21 Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob Knights Cross of the Iron Cross hand signed 5 x 7 black and white photograph

Each photo measures 5" by 7" with a white border on all sides with the signature handsigned on the specially elongated bottom margin.
The photograph is from the 1939-1945 period and has been reproduced and then signed by Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. The photo is accompanied by a brief career history.
This signed photo forms part of a limited edition of Iron Crosses of the Luftwaffe signed Photograph Series. This is number 21 in the series of  26 Photographs so far issued, produced by ourselves. Each photograph has been handsigned and they are all numbered and certified on the reverse. Each photograph is a limited edition of 210. 

Please note that some of the photograph images have been altered for copyright and to comply with Ebay policies.  None of these alterations are actually on the photographs.

Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

Born  24.01.1917 Freiburg/Breisgau
EP  28.09.1940
DK  24.12.1942
RK  07.03.1941 as Oberleutnant

In July 1939 he was with 3./JG 21 (later 9./JG 54) and on the 10.5.1940 achieved his first victory by shooting down a Gloster-Gladiator. At the end of the France-expedition, he had shot down four aircraft, and gained a further fourteen victories during the Battle of Britain. On the 10.10.1940, he was promoted to Staffelkapitan of 8./JG 54 and joined 9./JG 54 on the 28.11.1940.  He was awarded the Knight's Cross in March 1941 having scored 19 victories.  During the Balkan Peninsula expedition, he shot down two Yugoslavian airplanes while flying Bf 109s.  While flying on the Eastern Front, he had increased his tally of victories to 39 by the end of 1941, including four Russian bombers on the 30.6.1941, achieving his 50th victory on the 29.9.1942.  His squadron was transferred to the West, and on the 17.4.1943 he accidentally rammed a B-17 Flying Fortress while making a head on attack thereby scoring his 57th victories and later shot down a Spitfire.  On the 1.8.1943, he was posted to command IV./JG 51 and returned to the Eastern front. From 9.5.1944, he led II./JG 3 in the defence of the Reich and on the invasion front.  In August 1944 he was made commander of II./EJG 2 and then joined JV 44 Galland on the 1 April 1945 flying Me 262 jet aircraft until the end of the war.
Approximately 700 missions, 60 air victories (37 in the East)

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