One of the few pilots to be awarded the Oak Leaves and Swords, and famous for his "Wilde Sau" (Wild Boar) night fighting tactics which he introduced in mid-1943. Also well known for his slightly controversial "Rammkommando Elbe" tactics which could be argued as a necessity of a last attempt. Herrmann started the war as a bomber pilot with KG 4 where he won his Knight`s Cross. After a spell on the Operational Staff he converted to becoming a Fighter pilot and formed JG 300. He was subsequently awarded Oak Leaves in August 1943, and then Swords in January 1944. During the war he carried out 300 Bomber missions and sank 12 ships and also 50 Fighter missions and achieved 9 victories against four engined bombers.
Oberst Hajo Herrmann
Knight`s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak leaves and Swords
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.