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About Nick H.

  • Birthday 06/20/1994

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  1. Great portrait photo, love it.? Congrats on the new acquisition my friend. Regards, Nick
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    Werner Machold grouping

    Thanks Gents. @Bart V. It's actually my first grouping this complete (awards, BW photos, letters and other post war paperwork). Apart from this lot I also have Hansen's nachlass (which was previously shown by Mathijs) + added RK with EL and two more attributed 57er RKs, sadly without any firm provenance.
  3. Hi Gents, Been very busy and regret not having visited the forum in a while. I'd like to make it up and show you one of my new acquisitions, a grouping attributed to LW ace Werner Machold (29.07.1913 - 02.04.1968). Here's a short biography on the man in question: ,,The outbreak of WW II saw Werner Machold as an NCO pilot with I./JG 2 Richthofen. Born on July 29, 1913, Werner Machold was among the oldest of the first fighter aces of the Luftwaffe. However, his Gruppenkommandeur, Hauptmann Erich Mix, was a veteran pilot from WW I who in 1940 was in his forties. But the 13 victories achieved by Mix in a two-month period is a clear evidence that he was still going strong. Mix soon noticed the talent of Oberfeldwebel Machold and placed him in the position of a section leader. On May 14, 1940, when JG 2 achieved twenty victories, Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold achieved his first two kills against French M.S. 406 fighter. Five days later, he shot down an RAF Hurricane, and brought home two victories each on May 20 and May 21, 1940. His eighth victory was scored against a Spitfire over Calais on May 26, 1940. No 9 and 10, a Morane and a Bloch 150 on June 3, 1940. During the subsequent Battle of Britain, Machold rose to one of the most notable German aces. He knocked down three Hurricanes in a row on August 30, 1940. Three days later he repeated the same feat, only this time against three Spitfires. Having achieved 20 victories, all but six against RAF Spitfires and Hurricanes, Machold was awarded with the Knight's Cross on September 5, 1940. Later, Machold was promoted to Oberleutnant and put in charge of 7./JG 2 (Staffelkapitän). Machold's last two victories were attained against RAF Spitfires over the English Channel on May 19, 1941. During a low-level Jabo attack on a shipping convoy off Portland beginning of June 1941, Machold's Bf 109E-7/Z (W.Nr. 5983) “White 15”received a hit in the radiator from anti-aircraft fire from a Royal Navy destroyer. Werner had no other option but to belly-land on the British southern coast. He became a prisoner-of war for the remainder of hostilities. Werner Machold amassed 32 victories in over 250 combat missions. All his victories were recorded over the Western front. Post war, he joined the Bundeswehr and held a final rank of major'' Collar tabs were merely added for display. Hope you like it.?
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    Welcome to the forum Bob, a very nice collection you are showing us! I really like the BW wehrpass and minis. Would love to see some better pics of your first pattern RK and RK KvKs as well. Best regards, Nick
  5. Nowhere near an original Juncker, it is a dipping öse fake aka the "Morigi fake". Please crop your photos before you upload them in one topic. Regards, Nick
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    Non maker marked cased EK2

    A lovely framed '109' - W&H. Regards, Nick
  7. Hi and welcome to the forum, It's a known fake I'm afraid. Only 3 rivets, wreath and hardware don't match any known original. Please do let us know if you have any more questions. Best regards, Nick
  8. Very nice addition to your collection Tony! The OLS look great. Regards, Nick
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    E medals Real or Fake?

    Yes, Canadian based dealer. Good quality items most of the time, but they can be very expensive. In any case, if you're not sure about a certain item, post before you buy. Best regards, Nick
  10. Hi Tom, The wreath on your example definitely matches the cross on page 238 in Dietrich's book, however that one sports a wartime style Zimmermann hardware and as has been said the maker is unknown..... I'd advice you to put it up for discussion on WAF and report back here. Regards, Nick
  11. I might be wrong, but I believe this cross is described as an unknown maker in Dietrich's book, I should look it up again. Whoever made it, also made a 57er variant (see Deschler in attached pics). Personally don't believe it's pre 45, the quality of the enamel is not good enough IMO. Regards, Nick
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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas my friends! Nick
  13. Thanks John and Ghost! @ John; Sorry for the late reply, I had not seen your post until now. Best wishes, Nick
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    Your most prized purchase of 2016

    All great items Gents, thanks for showing them! For me it's the Max Hansen nachlass, already posted on the forum by Mathijs. I've been working on this display for a while now and have since added original tabs, cuff, RK and EL. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!