Historical piece of Godesberger Sportfliegerclub stationary containing an untranslated ALS in fountain pen ink in German written and signed by Julius Buckler. Comes with a photograph of him. Julius Buckler was a German First World War fighter ace credited with 36 victories during the war. He shot down 29 enemy airplanes and 7 balloons; two other victories went unconfirmed. He was one of only four German fighter aces to win Germany’s highest decorations for valor for both enlisted man and officer. He scored his initial victory on 17 December 1916, making numerous passes at a French Caudron over Bras before shooting it down. On 17 July he scored victory number 11 although he was wounded again and did not score again until 9 August. On 11 August he downed a British RE 8, and was wounded yet again the next day. Victory 14 was on 29 September, possibly because the wound kept him out of action. On 18 November he was commissioned as a Leutnant. He was wounded for the fourth time on 30 November 1917, wounded in both his arms and chest. His subsequent crash then completely broke both arms. He lay under his smashed aircraft for hours before counter-attacking German infantry overran the wreckage and rescued him. On 4 December 1917, while he was recovering from his wounds, he was awarded the Pour le Mérite. The injuries kept him out of action for months and he would not score again until 16 April 1918. After recovering, he rejoined Jasta 17. At this time had two airplanes dedicated for his personal use. He dubbed them Mops and Lilly. He flew “Mops” and “Lilly” to score 3 more victories before he was severely wounded yet again on 6 May 1918, this time in the left ankle. His next victory came 5 months later on 5 October. He scored twice more in the final days of the war, and had his second unconfirmed triumph on 8 November. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “toddmuellerautographs” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Industry: Historical
- Signed by: Julius Buckler
- Signed: Yes
- Autograph Authentication: Yes
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Modified Item: No