Oberstleutnant Hans PHILIP - Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords.
One of the outstanding fighter leaders of JG54 in WW2, Hans Philip began his career with JG76 during the Polish campaign before moving to JG54 for the Battle of Britain. His score rapidly increased with the invasion of Russia in 1941 with Philip serving in many of the brutal campaigns in the East. He scored his 200th victory in march 1943.
Philip was moved to JG1 in the West as Kommodore where he scored several victories. On 8th October 1943 Philip led JG1 on an interception of US heavy bombers and shot down a B-17. He was then hit be return fire ( and possibly engaged by P-47's of the famed 56th FG). Philip tried to regain his home airfield in his Fw190A-6 'Red 6' but was forced to bale out at low altitude. His parachute however failed to deploy and he fell to his death.
Philip was credited with 206 Victories.
This is a Mint Condition Wartime Signed Hoffmann Card.