A Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe Group awarded to Knights Cross winner Hauptmann Günther Müller ‘Pan’ by Johann Wagner & Sohn of Berlin. Included in this group is; a COA from “Regementals”, a 13 page photo/research package, a reproduction Goblet Case and a Shadow Box (12 x 4 7/8 x 9 3/4) containing: a Fw 190 F-8 Fighter Aircraft Model (flown by Müller), a reproduction Knights Cross and a plaque: “Capt. Gunther Muller Knights Cross FW 190 F-8 SG2 Romania June 1944”. 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 goblet is rough. It looks as though it was under water for some time and had started to oxidize and later someone cleaned it. There is a 1 ¼ inch crack to the cup portion and two or three to the base. 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. The seam is noticeable. The stem displays a bordered oak leaf and acorn design above “Oberfeldwebel Günther Müller AM 10. 6. 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 measures 8 1/8 inches tall by 3 7/8 inches in diameter.
Müller was born: January 27th 1921 in Rastatt, Baden. He flew 900 missions and was shot down east of Ploesti by Americal fighter escorts for bombers attacking the oil refineries at Ploesti Romania. He was shot down 3 times. He was KIA June 23rd 1944. Müller was awarded the RK (10/9/43), DK-G (4/1/43), EP (10/6/42), EK 1 & 2 and the Gold Flight Clasp w/Pendant. More information can be found on: “Elite of the Third Reich: The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron 1939-45: A Reference” page 260 by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel and “Luftwaffe Schlachtgruppen” page 58 + 119 of By John Weal. More information: Günther Müller.
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