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Felix Madon 41 victories SPA38 personal identity card

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Nungesser

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Guynemer (note saying he is in charge of escadrille in heurtaux's absence)

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Maurice Boyau 35 victories SPA 77

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Roland Garros

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Fonck and others

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James Norman Hall

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Kiffin Rockwell founding member of Lafayette escadrille (original photo taken by his brother)

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Brother's letter

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Frank O'Driscoll Hunter 9 victories 94th and 103rd

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Eddie Rickenbacker

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Rene Dorme 23 victories

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Paul Tarascon 12 victories

 

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Gilbert Sardier 15 victories

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Don McLaren 54 Victories

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Elliot White Springs 148th 16 victories

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Harold Hartney 7 Victories commander 1st pursuit group

 

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Alfred Heurtaux 21 victories Spa 3

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DUDE!! are you like the luckiest guy on the planet when it comes to memorabilia? Thats a helluva collection! :ok:

 

All I have is two books by vietnam P.O.W.'s that are signed.

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DUDE!! are you like the luckiest guy on the planet when it comes to memorabilia? Thats a helluva collection! :ok:

 

All I have is two books by vietnam P.O.W.'s that are signed.

 

 

Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

 

gwar, I have a large collection of Vietnam autographs including many Mig Killers, I also have Korea and the largest part of my collection is WW2 (including 18 of the top 20 American scorers, many KIA and all Luftwaffe pilots over 200 many KIA and Japanese, Russians, British, you name it). I'll try to post some more WW1 related stuff in the next few weeks.

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Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

 

gwar, I have a large collection of Vietnam autographs including many Mig Killers, I also have Korea and the largest part of my collection is WW2 (including 18 of the top 20 American scorers, many KIA and all Luftwaffe pilots over 200 many KIA and Japanese, Russians, British, you name it). I'll try to post some more WW1 related stuff in the next few weeks.

 

Do you have Eric Hartmann's? If you do...could I...see it? Puh-leese? :clapping:

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Do you have Eric Hartmann's? If you do...could I...see it? Puh-leese? :clapping:

sorry, the two I have are Charlie Plumb(book title,"Im no hero") and Colonel John Dramesi(book title "Code of honor), I also wore Dramesi's P.O.W. bracelet untill I was able to contact him and return it to him.

(not sure if your question was directed at me or MK2)

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Do you have Eric Hartmann's? If you do...could I...see it? Puh-leese? :clapping:

 

Here you go Siggi but keep in mind that he lived a long time and signed many, many things. His signature is not considered rare.

 

Erich Hartmann 352 Victories

 

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Thanks Alex, that's the jobby. :yes:

 

I believe he died in 1994, at a ripe old age.

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MK2,

 

gotta ask, how long has it taken to gather your fantastic collection?

 

20 years and a lot of work. I actually obtained a lot of items for next to nothing and wrote to hundreds of living aces in the early 90s , made many contacts with authors of books and collectors all over the world etc.

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Well you sure deserve to have these things MK2 and all the more because you share them with us. Thanks. I'ld like this thread to not get lost in the pile can it be stickied somewhere?

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20 years and a lot of work. I actually obtained a lot of items for next to nothing and wrote to hundreds of living aces in the early 90s , made many contacts with authors of books and collectors all over the world etc.

 

and the hard work sure shows.....again, thanks for sharing with us :clapping:

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Well you sure deserve to have these things MK2 and all the more because you share them with us. Thanks. I'ld like this thread to not get lost in the pile can it be stickied somewhere?

 

Thanks for the kind comments. I don't think it needs to be stickied ,not really on topic, and because I will ressurect it now and again when I update it.

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Hello Mk2,

thanks a lot for sharing some of your phantastic collection ! :clapping:

Thanks and greetings,

Catfish

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MK2:

 

This is an amazing collection, don't know how you managed to find these things... I hope, when you decide to "fly over those last mountains" you will donate your collection to one of the WWI oriented museums where it won't be lost to posterity.

 

Thanks so much for sharing it all with us.

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Olham, thank you for the offer, this is a letter (in my collection) by Hans Joachim Marseille 152 Kill ace (star of africa) Luftwaffe. I also have Hans Ulrich Rudel, maybe the greatest individual warrior in history (with 500 tanks destroyed, a battleship, 11 planes ...etc...and and an award just made for him..)

. Both in difficult hand writing to read.

 

 

 

Marseille

 

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Rudel

 

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Well, here's the Marseille letter, which was quite easy to translate it into modern style, because his writing is really good and the letters he uses are faithful to the official letters he had been taught at school. Unfortunately the same can't be said about Herr Rudel's writing - it's either written in great haste or he just had a bad hand, because many of the letter forms he uses are just plain strange and don't resemble the originals much. But I'm no expert and its been years since I participated in the old writing course, so maybe there are people here who can translate it more quickly and effortlessly than me.

 

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Mein lieber Hedmann,

 

beiligend übersende ich dir wie gewünscht eine signierte Karte von mir als Andenken mit meinen besten Grüssen. Ich habe mich wirklich sehr über deinen lieben Brief gefreut, und wünschen dir noch viel Freude beim sammeln.

 

Hans Joachim Marseille

 

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Marseille is writing to some guy called Hedmann and sends him a card signed by him (Hedmann had wished for it apparently) and also sends his greetings. Marseille is happy for the letters he received from Hedmann and wishes joy or happiness also to Hedmann.

 

(He must know this Hedmann well because he writes to him like an old friend, no formalities in this letter. I'm no interpreter, so I'm sorry if the text sounds stupid in English!)

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