LOT OF ELEVEN (11) ITEMS PERTAINING TO GERMAN WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE
STUKA PILOT AND GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD WINNER LIEUTENANT HEINZ SCHMITT
"This office has the painful duty to confirm the death of your son, Lt. Heinz Schmitt. In furtherance to this event,
the Armed Forces Information Office has caused an official death certificate to be filed with the registrar of the town of Frankfurt/Main-Sindlingen. You will shortly receive a copy of that death certificate from that office. Until then, this notice will serve as a substitute death certificate"
Being an official legal document in support of death benefits and other claims by next of kin of fallen soldiers, the notice received by Lieutenant Schmitt’s parents in this instance is hand signed in ink by the commanding officer of the Berlin Armed Forces Information Office.
Item #3: ORIGINAL ENVELOPE MAILED TO LIEUTENANT SCHMITT’S PARENTS
Pictured below is a full frontal view of the actual original envelope in which the official notice given to Lieutenant Schmitt’s parents by the Armed Forces Information Office was mailed.
As in the case of the notice itself, the envelope is made from recycled, brown rag paper that is fully consistent with that produced by German industry during the 1941 to 1945 period. Moreover, it also measures 8 1/4" inches wide by 5 3/4" inches high, which accounts for the need to fold the notice in half in order to insert it into the envelope. Clearly visible in this photo is the postmark date of 17 March 1944, as well as the stamped seal of the Armed Forces Information Office.
Item #4: PRESENTATION, ENGRAVED 2ND MODEL LUFTWAFFE DAGGER