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SS Knights Cross Panzer Destroyer Grouping, Lazy 2
Listing # 6572
Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $13,300.00
Starting bid: $8,995.00
# of bids: 16
Closes: Auction is closed
Started: 4/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
Ended: 4/29/2017 1:04:08 PM

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Grouping of awards and photos of SS Sturmmann Hermann Alber, who was a Company Messenger of SS Panzer Division 'Hohenstaufen'.  Alber was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross posthumously for leading a group of retreating troops to successfully counter attack on the invasion front on his own volition. He was killed in combat on 2. August 1944. First is his Juncker Knights Cross with case and rare cardboard carton. The cross is an excellent, textbook 'Lazy 2' RK with full length ribbon and typical matt black finished core. The black leatherette case is in very fine condition, the only liability being the leatherette over the hinge pulled away partially. Push button closure. The cardboard carton is properly marked to Juncker. The carton has repairs to two of its corners as can be seen in the photographs. Next are his Iron Crosses, I. and II. class. The I. Class cross shows wear and use. Next is his Panzer Destruction Award, silver grade, which is in excellent condition.  There is a portrait photo of Alber with the RK cropped into the portrait as well as several snapshots of him in uniform. There are also some snap shots of him in his HJ leader's uniform. Also included are 2 newspaper clippings regarding his being awarded the Knights Cross posthumously, a newspaper death announcement, and finally the letter written to Alber's father reporting Hermann's death in combat. Superb and scarce grouping that certainly deserves to be further researched.

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