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 SANKE CARD Nr 530 – LEUTNANT JOACHIM von BERTRAB

SKU: 42-115

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Here is another Sanke Card, Nr 530, featuring Leutnant Joachim von Bertrab. Von Bertrab began the war in Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 46. (This Prussian Regiment had one Batterie manned by officers and enlisted men from Braunschweig, of which von Bertrab was a native). He then transferred to the aviation service. Von Bertrab served in Jasta 30 and shot down only five airplanes during his relatively short career. He was important and received notice from Willy Sanke, however, because he shot down four of those five airplanes on one mission. He first shot down two British bombers. Then, two British fighter planes collided while he was attacking them, and he received credit for their downing. His war ended when he was shot down by British Ace Mick Mannock (1887-1918), and became a POW. (Mannock was credited with sixty-one victories, and was awarded the Victoria Cross after his death). Von Bertrab appears in a studio pose wearing his Prussian Army Pilot Badge, and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in June 1919.

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Here is another Sanke Card, Nr 530, featuring Leutnant Joachim von Bertrab. Von Bertrab began the war in Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 46. (This Prussian Regiment had one Batterie manned by officers and enlisted men from Braunschweig, of which von Bertrab was a native). He then transferred to the aviation service. Von Bertrab served in Jasta 30 and shot down only five airplanes during his relatively short career. He was important and received notice from Willy Sanke, however, because he shot down four of those five airplanes on one mission. He first shot down two British bombers. Then, two British fighter planes collided while he was attacking them, and he received credit for their downing. His war ended when he was shot down by British Ace Mick Mannock (1887-1918), and became a POW. (Mannock was credited with sixty-one victories, and was awarded the Victoria Cross after his death). Von Bertrab appears in a studio pose wearing his Prussian Army Pilot Badge, and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in June 1919.

 

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