Lot 480: Ernst Udet

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:34:05

Lot 480: German flying ace (1896-1941) whose 62 victories during WWI made him the country's second-highest scoring ace, outdone only by Manfred von Richthofen. TLS in German, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Technical Office, Ministry of Aviation letterhead, June 25, 1938. Letter to Jaques Mortane in Paris. In part (translated): "I thank you for your last kind letter and the imprint of your extraordinarily friendly radio discussion on the occasion of my speed record...Dr. Orlovius is currently working to develop a program for you, after which you can take a private and personal look at the Third Reich and its various institutions. I am glad that your friend, Sadi Lecointe, will accompany you, because I will have the opportunity in this way, as an old aviator comrade to shake hands with him." In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Accompanied by an unsigned postcard photo. On June 5, 1938, Udet set a closed-circuit speed record in a Heinkel He 100 V2 at nearly 400 mph. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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