Richter was with Helmut Lent for his first night time victory. This was, according to his log book, his 201 flight and they were flying on the night of 12/13 May 1941. Between 00:35h and 02:20h they shot down 2 Vickers Wellington bombers over the area of Schleswig. In all Richter flew 30 combat missions with Lent in Bf 110s, 2 missions as radar/radio operator. Helmut Lent went on to amass 113 victories and was awarded the Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. Richter then went on to fly with Rudolf Schoenert, another high scoring ace. Total of 67 victories, 1 victory with rear machine gun in cockpit.
Oberfeldwebel Johannes Richter
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.