A Document Group to the Legion Condor; KIA in Russia
A Document Group to the Legion Condor; KIA in Russia - 1937 Promotion Document; 1938 Long Service Award Document; 1936 Award Document for Air Gunner’s Badge; List of Spanish Awards Won Sent to his Family; Award Document for the 1938 Medal; Authorization to wear the Wound Badge in Black; Obituary Notice. Footnote: Sieben was born January 11th, 1910 in Hütting. On November 30th, 1936 he was awarded the Air Gunner’s Badge for his service in the Luftwaffe during Germany’s involvement in Spain during civil war in that country. October 1st 1937 he was promoted to the rank of Feldwebel in the 153rd Bomber Squadron, founded and based in Merseburg. On April 1st, 1938, while still serving in the 153rd Bomber Squadron, he received the Long Service Award IV. Class, for four years of service in the Luftwaffe. An authorization form dated October 10th, 1939 allowed Sieben to wear the Wound badge in Black for a wound suffered in March of 1937. This was a rare honour considering only 182 Black Wound Badges were awarded to the Condor Legion. A November 11th, 1940 document addressed to his family is a list of Spanish awards he received, including: the Spanish Cross in Silver with Swords, a Red Military Merit Cross, a Spanish Campaign Medal, and a Medal of Suffering for the Fatherland. On September 17th, 1939 he received the Sudetenland Medal while part of the 5th Flying Division. Sieben died on the 20th of March, 1942 over Lake Ilmen in Russia.