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eMedals-A Jagdgeschwader Schlageter Officer’s Cufftitle from Fighter Ace Rolf Hermichen; 64 Aerial Victories

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A Jagdgeschwader Schlageter Officer’s Cufftitle from Fighter Ace Rolf Hermichen; 64 Aerial Victories

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A Jagdgeschwader Schlageter Officer’s Cufftitle from Fighter Ace Rolf Hermichen; 64 Aerial Victories

Cufftitle is constructed of blue wool, 34mm high and 24 cm 9 ½ inches) in length, with hand embroidered “Jagdgeschwader Schlageter”, in bright silvered/aluminum wires; in worn condition. Comes with a letter signed by Major Rolf Hermichen in 1994, stating this cufftitle belonged to him.

Footnote: Rolf Hermichen (25 July 1918 – 23 May 2014) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub) during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was born in Wernigerode in the district of Harz. Hermichen is credited with 64 aerial victories claimed in 629 combat missions, 11 of them while flying the Messerschmitt Bf 110. He shot down 53 enemy aircraft in Defense of the Reich, including 26 four engine strategic bombers.

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