A 1957 Luftwaffe Group to Sgt Georg Claus; Uffz 8/Stuka-Geschw
Post WWII Federal Republic of Germany; official "1957" issues for Veteran's wear. German Cross in Gold, four rivets, silvered tombac, with lacquered cross; Iron Cross, First Class, non-metallic, lacquered; Iron Cross, Second Class, non-metallic, lacquered; Squadron Clasp for Air-To-Ground Support Pilots, gilded tombac with lacquered crossed swords. These were awarded only to the German Veterans entitled to the award during the War. Production of the these awards ceased in 1986. All are of fine quality, near mint. Also includes Italy: Medal for Military Valour (Al Valore Militare), bronze, 33.5 mm, engraved on reverse "GEORG CLAUS", original ribbon, very fine. Footnote: Sergeant (Feldwebel) Georg Claus was a member of the Luffwaffe, a Gunner (Bordschutze) attached to Uffz 8/Stuka-Geschw. 3 and later to FW 8/Stuka-Geschw. 3. He was stationed primarily in the Mediterranean, seeing action in in Italy, Greece and Romania, along with the North Africa countries of Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. He was awarded the Luftwaffe Honour Goblet for Outstanding Achievement on January 25, 1943, as well as the German Cross in Gold on November 14, 1943.