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3rd Reich V2 Rocket 1944 Karlshagen Peenemuende Kfz Werkstatt Wiking Feldpost
Item #:87064
Franking :FP
Date Used :1944-03-13
Price :US$469
Feldpost cover from a Kfz Werkstatt / Transport workshop unit, part of the V2 / A4 rocket development and test fire unit at Karlshagen with undercover address of Wohngemeinschaft "Wiking" and Greifswald cancel. The Greifswald Kreis contains Usedom, the small peninsula on the northern shores of Germany which hosted the Vergeltungswaffen development. This same sender later previously sent messages bearing the Nebelkompanie der Luftwaffe 52 Dienstsiegel / Service cachet. The Nebel or 'Smoke' companies were the units that fired both gas cannisters and the early rocket launchers (Nebelwerfer), and here upgraded their rocket-firing expertise to the V2. Since Greifswald was the training ground for the SS Schwere Werfer Unit 500, the SS unit charged with the operational firing of the rocket and he served with the Luftwaffe Nebel unit, that's his likely role at this point and time in his career with the V4 at Peenemuende.
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