SANKE CARD – HANS MÜLLER
Willy Sanke produced the most famous aviation postcards of aviators. Aviator postcards were generally numbered between 300-600. This is a most unusual Sanke Card as it has no number. It clearly says “Sanke,” but the missing number is a bit of a puzzle. Hans Müller (1896-1964) had a most curious service record. He served in Jastas 12, 15, and 18. He first arrived in a jasta in January 1918 and by the end of the war had twelve confirmed victories.
At first glance you might ask, why was he significant and why did he warrant having a Sanke Card? In looking at his victory list it was quite simple to see. He had four victories in one day against an American squadron in September 1918. Three of these victories came in fifteen minutes! Müller survived WW I and saw service in the Luftwaffe in WW II. This postcard has never been mailed and is in excellent condition.