SMGL-145 12×10″ Hajo/Peltz/Hogeback Signed collage 12×10″ *SOLD


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A scarce large photo made by using two famous stock images. The signatures are authentic. The phot0 is mounted and framed since the 70’s and is likely to be taped to the back of boarder material. A nicer frame would do this hard to find photo well.

Hans-Joachim “Hajo” Herrmann (1 August 1913 ? 5 November 2010)[1][2] was a World War II Luftwaffe pilot and officer and was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
After the war Hermann became a Nazi activist and lawyer whose high-profile cases included the defense of neo-Nazis and genocide deniers while simultaneously promoting denial and the movement’s organizations./////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Dietrich Peltz (9 June 1914 ? 10 August 2001) was a German World War II Luftwaffe bomber pilot and youngest general of the Wehrmacht. As a pilot he flew approximately 320 combat missions, including roughly 130 as a bomber pilot on the Eastern Front, 90 as a bomber pilot on the Western Front, and 102 as a dive bomber pilot during the Invasion of Poland and Battle of France.[1] Born in Gera, Peltz joined the military service in the Reichswehr, later renamed Wehrmacht, of the Nazi Germany in 1934. Initially serving in the Heer (Army), he transferred to the Luftwaffe (Air Force) in 1935. He flew combat missions over Poland and France as a dive bomber pilot. He then converted to the Junkers Ju 88 bomber and was assigned to Kampfgeschwader 77 (KG 77?77th Bomber Wing). With this unit he flew further combat missions in the Battle of Britain. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on 14 October 1940. During Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, Peltz was instrumental in developing bombing techniques which allowed precision bombing attacks. This achievement earned him the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves on 31 December 1941. He was then posted to a bomber unit leader’s school before he was tasked to form a unit, I. Gruppe (1st group) of Kampfgeschwader 60 (KG 60?60th Bomber Wing), specialized on the use of precision-guided munition against Allied shipping.
In early 1943 Peltz was appointed Inspector of Combat Flight, a role in which he oversaw the strategic development of the German bomber arm. As of August 1943, he was appointed commanding general of the IX. Fliegerkorps (9th Air Corps) and was tasked with reviving the German bomber offensive as Angriffsf?hrer England (attack leader England) against Britain and was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords on 23 July 1943 for his leadership. This initiative lead to a night-time strategic bombing campaign against southern England code-named Operation Steinbock, which ended in heavy losses for German bombers in early 1944. Although a bomber expert, he was appointed commanding general of the II. Jagdkorps (2nd Fighter Corps) and was responsible for the planning of the unsuccessful Operation Bodenplatte, the attack of German fighters on Allied air bases in Belgium and the Netherlands. He was tasked with the entire aerial Defense of the Reich in March 1945 and advocated the idea of “ramming” to halt the air campaign against Germany even at the risk of sustaining high losses. His last service position was commanding general of I. Fliegerkorps (1st Air Corps). After the war he worked for Krupp and Telefunken and died on 10 August 2001 in Munich. //////////////////////////////////////////////////

Hermann Hogeback (25 August 1914 ? 15 February 2004) was a German bomber pilot during the Nazi era. He flew more than 100 operational sorties during the Spanish Civil War and 500 during World War II and was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany. Hogeback’s last service position was commander of the 6th Bomber Wing.
Born in 1914, Hogeback joined the military service of the Wehrmacht in 1934. He transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935; he volunteered for service with the Condor Legion in the Spanish Civil War. During World War II he fought in the Invasion of Poland, Battle of France, Operation Weser?bung, the German invasion of Norway, Battle of Britain, Battle of Crete, siege of Malta, Mediterranean theatre of operations, over the Eastern Front and in Defense of the Reich.

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