Historical 3-Page handwritten letter dated 22.5.24 in fountain pen ink and signed at the conclusion by Jürgen Alexander von Grone. At the outbreak of the First World War he went into the field as a platoon commander with the 5th battery. He moved into neutral Belgium with his regiment and took part in the siege of the fortress of Namur. He then moved to the Eastern Front, fought in the Battle of the Masurian Lakes, and then took part in the southern Polish campaign. After the retreat, a new offensive at the 9th Army in north-western Poland followed, as well as the Battle of ÅódÅº. On March 18, 1915, during the fighting on the Rawka, Grone was wounded and hospitalized. After his recovery, Grone initially led an anti-balloon platoon and in December 1915 enlisted in the Air Force. He trained as an observer and pilot and was then transferred to Fliegerabteilung 222 in March 1916. Here Grone was used as an observer and distinguished himself on 130 enemy flights, particularly through artillery zeroing and photo flights. On December 28, 1916, he was promoted to Oberleutnant. Grone was then appointed commander of the 7th Army’s serial picture platoon on 18 July 1917. On September 10, 1917, he succeeded as the first observer of the 7th Army in the French capital Paristo film from a height of 7000 m. For this achievement as well as 50 other enemy flights, which were mainly long-distance flights, Grone was submitted to the Pour le Mérite by the commander of the aviators of the 7th Army Hugo Sperrle. On October 13, 1918, Wilhelm II awarded Grone the highest Prussian medal for bravery through AKO. After the end of the war, Grone was initially taken over by the Reichswehr. However, he retired as a captain on September 30, 1920 as a result of the army reduction due to the Treaty of Versailles from military service. Comes with a full Letter of Authenticity from Todd Mueller Authentics. 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: Jürgen Alexander von Grone
- Signed: Yes
- Autograph Authentication: Yes
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Modified Item: No