SP(GL)21 Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC


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Bob gained four victories during the Blitzkrieg on France, and gained a further fourteen victories during the Battle of Britain. In October 1940, he was promoted Staffelkapitan of 8./JG 54. He transferred to the Eastern Front in 1941, reaching his 50th victory on the 29 September 1942. His squadron was transferred to the West, and on the 17 April 1943 he accidentally rammed a B-17 Flying Fortress while making a head on attack thereby scoring his 57th victory. On the 1 August he was posted to command IV./JG 51 and returned to the Eastern front. From May 1944, he led II./JG 3 in the Defence of the Reich and on the invasion front. In August 1944 he was made commander of II./EJG 2 and then joined JV 44 "Galland" on the 1 April 1945 flying Me 262 jet aircraft until the end of the war.

Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob
Knight`s Cross of the Iron Cross

Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving a brief outline of their flying career with the Luftwaffe.
(210 produced)