LUFTWAFFE ACE JULIUS NEUMANN'S MESSERCHMIDTT COCKPIT CLOCK AND PERSONAL ITEMS, 1940 Clock: 3 x 2 x 2.5in (8 x 6 x 6cm)

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LUFTWAFFE ACE JULIUS NEUMANN'S MESSERCHMIDTT COCKPIT CLOCK AND PERSONAL ITEMS, 1940
Clock: 3 x 2 x 2.5in (8 x 6 x 6cm)

Sold for US$ 1,125 inc. premium
LUFTWAFFE ACE JULIUS NEUMANN'S MESSERCHMIDTT COCKPIT CLOCK AND PERSONAL ITEMS, 1940
Comprising:
1. A Bf-109 Messerschmitt cockpit clock with black dial and rotating bezel with luminous markings and hands, from Neumann's plane.
2. A later signed photograph of Neumann in his Bf-109 in 1940, verso with his hand-written timeline of his action during the Battle of Britain. together with a photograph of a drawing and a signed photostat of a German newspaper story detailing Neumann's meeting with RAF Tangmere ace Wing commander Jim Hallowes.
3. A TLS from Neumann, in English, signed and dated 18 March 1986, setting out the provenance for the enclosed photographs and newspaper.
Provenance: The Mountfitchet Castle Museum, Essex.

As a pilot in the Luftwaffe's Jagdgeschwader 27, Julius Neumann was awarded the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class for his effectiveness in the air prior to his being shot down in a fierce dogfight over the Isle of Wight on the famous "Hardest Day" of the Battle of Britain.
Clock: 3 x 2 x 2.5in (8 x 6 x 6cm)
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LUFTWAFFE ACE JULIUS NEUMANN'S MESSERCHMIDTT COCKPIT CLOCK AND PERSONAL ITEMS, 1940 Clock: 3 x 2 x 2.5in (8 x 6 x 6cm)
LUFTWAFFE ACE JULIUS NEUMANN'S MESSERCHMIDTT COCKPIT CLOCK AND PERSONAL ITEMS, 1940 Clock: 3 x 2 x 2.5in (8 x 6 x 6cm)
LUFTWAFFE ACE JULIUS NEUMANN'S MESSERCHMIDTT COCKPIT CLOCK AND PERSONAL ITEMS, 1940 Clock: 3 x 2 x 2.5in (8 x 6 x 6cm)
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