PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD – OBERLEUTNANT RUDOLF BERTHOLD – AVIATION – NR 423.
Rudolf Berthold was among the Imperial German Air Service’s leading air aces. He survived the war with a total of forty-four confirmed victories. He was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite in October 1916. He served in Jastas 4, 14, and 18. He also commanded JG II from March 1918 until the war’s end. He was killed in a postwar battle with Communists. He is seen outdoors in Sanke Nr 423 wearing his PLM at his throat, with his Prussian Army Pilot Badge and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class on his left breast. The card is good condition and has never been mailed.