Franz Oswald started his career in the Luftwaffe as an Observer flying in Dornier 17s and Junkers 88s, however in 1942 he transferred as a pilot to fly the HS129. He gained one of the few Knights Crosses awarded to pilots flying the HS129 tank destroyer, his being awarded for destroying 50 enemy tanks. He saw combat in France, Tunesia, Sardinia and Russia, and was in action throughout the Battle of Stalingrad. Flew over 300 combat missions in the HS129 with 50 enemy tanks destroyed.
Hauptmann Franz Oswald
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.