This World War II Luftwaffe sweetheart type scarf measures roughly 35 x 26 inches and features Jagdgeschwader 51 (JG 51) hawk head insignia and ll Gruppe JG 51 raven insignia. JG 51 formed in 1939, received the nickname Mölders after legendary ace and wing commander Werner Mölders (1913-1941), was the most awarded fighter wing of the Luftwaffe in World War II, flew Messerschmitt Bf 109s and later Focke-Wulf Fw 190s in all major theaters from 1939 to 1945, and was credited with over 8,000 aerial victories. Gruppen 1, III and IV served mainly in Russia while Gruppen II was transferred to the Mediterranean theater in November 1942 and later in 1943 was assigned to deter the Allied bombing offensive, including covering the Polesti oil fields. Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection
Fine, with most of the vivid colors remaining. A scarce piece of aviation history tied to one of the most famous WWII Luftwaffe fighter wings.
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