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Named Fine Silver Honor Goblet of the Luftwaffe. (provenance Herman Historica).

A Goblet of Honour for Outstanding Achievement in the Air War

Awarded to aerial gunner Unteroffizier Heinz Knisse.

In fine Silver-plated Alpaca, punched makers Mark of “Jon Wagner & Sohn “ at the bottom.

The Inscription reads “ Unteroffizier Heinz Knisse am 8.5.42”

Height 20.7cm. In extremely fine condition, almost mint... one of the finest examples we have had.

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Honor Goblet of the Luftwaffe

The Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (Honor Goblet of the Luftwaffe) was a Luftwaffe award established on 27 February 1940 by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, the Reich Minister of Aviation and Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe.

It was officially known as the Ehrenpokal "für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg", or Honor Goblet "For Special Achievement in the Air War".

The award was given only to flying personnel (pilots and aircrew). Recipients' named were published in the periodical Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe (Honor List of the German Air Force). German archival records indicate that approximately 58,000 were given to "on paper", but only 13-15,000 goblets were actually awarded according to the records. The first soldier to receive the goblet was Johann Schalk on 21 August 1940.

The award was made to aircrew who had already been awarded the Iron Cross First Class but whose performance was not considered to merit the German Cross or Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

The actual goblet could be produced in two materials, fine silver (German: Feinsilber) or also in German Silver (German: Alpaka) or Nickel silver. The size is about 200 mm tall x 100 mm in diameter. The goblet was produced in two pieces which were fitted together into one unit. The obverse depicts two eagles in mortal combat. while the reverse bears an Iron Cross in high relief. Oak leaves and acorns adorn the stem. The legend "Für Besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg" are formed into the base.

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Product Code: HOUP30

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