Luftwaffe Honor Goblet ''Heinz Kühl''

Luftwaffe Honor Goblet ''Heinz Kühl''

33.795,00 SEK

Model/Product no.: 7510
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Luftwaffe Honor Goblet.

Marked "Feinsilber, Alpaka, Joh Wagner & Sohn".

Very nice goblet. No dents or other damages. Standard version, height 21 cm. Goblet show some patinated areas which is usual. It can be removed.

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The receiver:
We have done some very basic reseach and found the following.
Unteroffizer Heinz Kühl served in 3./Kampf-Geschwader 51(see below for further information about this unit).
He was part of the crew in a Junkers Ju 88a-4 bomber plane.
His plane was shot down August 1st 1942 near the russian town Krapotki (Kuban-area).

Heinz Kühl was awarded the following awards; German Cross in gold(posthumously 1943), Luftwaffe Honor Goblet, Bomber clasp in gold, Bomber clasp in bronze, Iron cross first and second class, Wound badge in silver and black.

This piece came with all the items shown on the first picture. A friend of us bought the group directly from the vets family in Germany. Unfortunately no documents could be found and therefor we have split the group. No we certainly don't like splitting such a nice group!

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Kampfgeschwader 51 "Edelweiss" (KG 51) (Battle Wing 51) was a Luftwaffe bomber wing during World War II. The unit began forming in December 1939. The unit operated the Dornier Do 17, Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88 light and medium bombers. The wing was named after the Edelweiss flower, found in Austria.

This unit fought in these battles:
Battle of the Netherlands
Battle of Belgium
Battle of France
German invasion of Yugoslavia
Battle of Greece
Battle of Crete
Eastern Front

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LUFTWAFFE HONOR GOBLET HISTORY:
The Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (Honor Goblet of the Luftwaffe) was a Luftwaffe award established on 27 February 1940 by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, the Reich Minister of Aviation and Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe. It was officially known as the Ehrenpokal "für Besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg", or Honor Goblet "For Special Achievement in the Air War". The award was given only to flying personnel (pilots and aircrew).Recipients' named were published in the periodical Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe (Honor List of the German Air Force). German archives indicate that approximately 58,000 were given "on paper", but only 13-15,000 goblets were actually awarded according to the records.The first airman to receive the goblet was Johann Schalk on 21 August 1940.

The award was made to aircrew who had already been awarded the Iron Cross First Class but whose performance was not considered to merit the German Cross or Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. It was replaced by the Luftwaffe Honour Roll Clasp in January 1944.

The actual goblet was produced in two materials, fine silver (German: Feinsilber) or also in German Silver (German: Alpaka) or Nickel silver. The size is about 200 mm tall x 100 mm in diameter. The goblet was produced in two pieces which were fitted together into one unit. The obverse depicts two eagles in mortal combat. while the reverse bears an Iron Cross in high relief. Oak leaves and acorns adorn the stem. The legend "Für Besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg" are formed into the base.