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Fritz Vielstich was an enlisted pilot who flew in Palestine........ yep, think Lawrence of Arabia and the two planes come swooping over the dunes and drive back the Brits.... He was one of those 2 pilots. He was a Gefreiter Pilot. He earned his EK2 flying with FA(A)-214:

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After World War One, he rapidly found "employment" with the III. Marine Brigade (yep, that's von Loewenfeld's outfit) The Silesian Eagle Document for the Second Class Award reads "for fierceness"......... an extremely rare document from this era!

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Yup, half an hour into "Lawrence of Arabia" where the plane comes in over Alec Guiness's camp-- that was the historical Vielstich. His TWM was granted to the unit for singlehandely giving what turned out to be a 6 month pause in the Arab advance.

Normally, of course, an NCO is hopeless, but one never knows without checking everything...

such as the 1935 "Wer Ist's?"

Lo! Behold!

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Vielstich is quite an odd name, and he was unusually shy about listing his war record here-- but the full birthdate and birthplace match his promotion document and Freikorps paperwork. Bingo! A 1918 Vizefeldwebel becomes a Member of the Reichstag and SA Brigadef?hrer by 1935!

But what about AFTER 1935?

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