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German pilot at FFA 58

Article about: This is my first thread on this forum. First some words to my person. I live in germany and collect imperial german aviation since 6-7 years and do research about 5 years. I have a good data

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    This is my first thread on this forum. First some words to my person.
    I live in germany and collect imperial german aviation since 6-7 years and do research about 5 years. I have a good data archive to aviation personal especially to the navy aviation personal. So if someone need info send me a PM.

    I start with this group from my collection and i hope you enjoy it.


    Lt.d.R. HEINRICH KESSLER
    (21.09.1888 - 21.10.1972)


    From 1908-1909 one year volunteer.
    At the outbreak of war as an officer candidate in the reserve infantry regiment 233 operations in Galicia, tand Vosges. 1915/16 as a Lt.d.R. transfered to air srvice and trained to pilot. Than sent to FFA 58. Was an avid hunter what brought him permission to hunt in the area of Army Group Malwitz. 1917 stay in the hospital due to injury.

    He was one of only 6 known holder of the silber cross with swords from saxon dutches and Sachsen-Meiningen cross. O'Conner doesn't have him in his book.

    After the war, officials at the railroad.

    1. Weltkrieg:
    1908 - 1909 Einjährig Freiwilliger beim Heer
    1914 - 1915/16 Reserve Infanterie Regiment 233
    1916 - Herb.17 Feldfliegerabteilung 58
    Herbst 1917 verwundet - Lazarett Freiburg / Breisgau

    Auszeichnungen:
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. klasse
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Flugzeugführer Abzeichen
    12.01.15 Sachsen-Ernestinischer-Hausorden Silbernes Verdienstkreuz mit Schwertern (RIR 233) (347 awards)
    11.11.16 Sachsen-Meiningen Ehrenzeichen für Verdienst im Krieg (FFA 58) (3924 awards)
    Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz
    Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer
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    welcome to the forums jaba1914!

    i have to say, this is one of the nicest groupings that ive ever seen. theres a little bit of everything. id love to see some of the photos up close : )

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    welcome to the forums jaba1914!

    i have to say, this is one of the nicest groupings that ive ever seen. theres a little bit of everything. id love to see some of the photos up close : )
    Jaba,
    Beautiful group. Its great to see the quality Imperial German aviation material. Thanks for sharing.

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    Hallo Gents,

    i'm very pleased that the group find attention. I also have a copy of his war diary.

    Regards Alex

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    An amazing group!! Thank you for shareing! Do you know what aircraft he flew?

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    Welcome to forum!! Very nice grouping I love it!!

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    Great personal collection of medals, photos and material.

    Wonderful first post too......................Welcome aboard !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Chris L View Post
    An amazing group!! Thank you for shareing! Do you know what aircraft he flew?
    He flow several aircrafts. I have a pic shows him in a Alb. C.III


    Regards Alex

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