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A Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe awarded to Oberfeldwebel Hans Lass by Johann Wagner & Sohn of Berlin. Introduced February 27th 1940, the Luftwaffe Honor Goblet was awarded to Luftwaffe aircrew personnel “For Special Achievement in the Air War”. It is constructed out of a three pieces of die stamped Alpaka finesilver. The cup portion features; an octagonal image of two eagles fighting in front of a mountain scene, to the obverse, and a 1st Class Iron Cross, to the reverse, all above a hammer background. There is one scratch to the left of the Iron Cross. The stem displays a bordered oak leaf and acorn design above “Oberfeldwebel Hans Lass AM 7.5.42”. The base reads: “Für Besondere Leistung Im Luftkrieg” (For Special Achievement in the Air War). The underside reads: “Feinsilber Alpaka Auflage Joh. Wagner & Sohn”. It has beautifully patinaed with age to an elegant black. It measures 8 1/8 inches tall by 3 7/8 inches in diameter. Included is: a reproduction case and a small 3pg information package on his awards and service.
Lass was a fighter Pilot who flew a Bf 109 (E&F) in the Jagdgeschwader 27 (JG27) "Afrika", along with Hans-Joachim Marseille. During his service he achieved 14 Arial Victories. He was awarded the: EK2, EK1, Honor Goblet and the Fighter Operational Clasp. More Information on Hans Lass.
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