Flag for a Commanding General of the Luftwaffe
A vehicle flag with a bit of history, this flag was taken from Generalleutnant Hermann Plocher's vehicle when he surrendered to the Canadians
in Holland, May 1945. I was lucky in that Doug B (Canada) allowed me to be the next custodian of this piece of history, it was Doug that picked the
flag up from the son of the man who brought the flag back to Canada with him at the end of the war.
Plocher was the Commanding general of the 6th FJ Division in Holland at that time.
I will include the letter from the son as well, the Canadian soldier (Cedric Gallant) won it from the guy who took it off the car, that night in a card
game ! The son (Joe) wrote the letter.
Generalleutnant Hermann PLOCHER
Fähnrich – 1st October 1921
Oberfähnrich – 1st October 1922
Leutnant – 1st December 1922
Oberleutnant – 1st August 1927
Hauptmann – 1st April 1934
Major – 1st August 1936
Oberstleutnant – 1st March 1938
Oberst – 1st August 1940
Generalmajor – 1st March 1943
Generalleutnant – 1st July 1944
10-21-2013 04:14 AM
Once again, what a brilliant item!
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Thanks for sharing this.
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