|WW2 German Luftwaffe Honor Goblet (Ehrenpokal)|
WW2 German Luftwaffe Ehrenpokal or Honor Goblet for execeptional acheivement in the Air War 1940-45. Die struck, 3-piece construction, early solid silver goblet marker marked on the bottom Joh.Wagner & Sohn 835. Named to an Utteroffizier and dated 10.10.41. Nice patina and displays very well. Also, have basic research as well on recipient, Awarded Luftwaffe Honor Goblet on Oct 10, 1941, also, awarded EK1 and EK2, as well as DKiG on Sept 24 1942, KIA Dec 30 1942. Recipient was a Junckers JU 87 Stuka (Sturzkampfflugzeug "dive bomber") Pilot. Overall a nice looking and hard to find early solid 835 silver honor goblet to a pilot.
The Junkers JU 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") was a German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft. The Stuka first flew in 1935 and made its combat debut in 1937 with the Luftwaffe's Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War and served the Axis forces in WW2. The Stuka aircraft was easily recognisable by its inverted gull wings and fixed spatted undercarriage. Upon the leading edges of the faired main gear legs were mounted the Jericho-Trompete wailing sirens, becoming the propaganda symbol of German air power and the blitzkrieg victories of 1939–1942. The Stuka's design included several innovative features, including automatic pull-up dive brakes under both wings to ensure that the aircraft recovered from its attack dive even if the pilot blacked out from the potential high G-forces.
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