Nippa entered the war during 1942, firstly with the 10./JG 2 "Richtofen", which was very successful as a fighter bomber unit against British coastal shipping. In late 1942 10/JG 2 was taken over as 15/SKG 10. From June to the end of August 1943 SKG 10 was based in the Mediterranean area and was involved in trying to thwart the Allied troops during the Invasion of Sicily. After the invasion the unit was renamed to II./SG 10 and moved to the Eastern Front in Russia. Awarded the Knight`s Cross for his successful fighter bomber and close support sorties against ground and shipping targets, where he had successfully sunk a destroyer and freighter. Total of about 300 missions, 1 destroyer and 1 freighter (3000 BRT).
Oberleutnant Erhard Nippa
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.