One of the big aces of the Luftwaffe, Rall's scored his first victory in 1940 during the Blitzkrieg on France. He became Squadron Commander of 8./JG 52 in July 1940. After his 36th victory on 28 November 1941 he was seriously wounded. He returned to his squadron in August 1942 and was awarded the Knight`s cross shortly afterwards for amassing 65 victories. In April 1943 he was Group Commander of III./JG 52 until March 1944. He scored his 100th victory on 22 October 1942 earning him his Oak Leaves, and his 200th on 29 August made him the third highest scoring fighter pilot and also the award of his Swords. During his flying career he was shot down five times. Total 621 missions, 275 victories (3 West).
General Gunther Rall
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.