Original German WWII General der Flieger Hans Siburg 7x50 Dienstglas Binoculars with 1939 Dated Case
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. Field Glasses that belonged to General der Flieger Hans Siburg Luftwaffe Commander of Holland from July 1st, 1940 to August 1943. These field glasses brought back as a war trophy by Corporal Rudy L. Sloan ASN 34980903 of Company H, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. In 1995 Rudy Sloan sold them to a private collector. Rudy Sloan was born in June 1921 in Fellesmere, Florida and lived in Sanford Florida until he passed in 2003.
German WWII 7x50 Dienstglas Binoculars marked beh with 1939 Dated Case nicely marked GENERAL SIBURG to the interior of the leather lid. The marking appears to be branded. These are very good condition binoculars known by the German Wehrmacht as a Dienstglas. They are marked beh indicating they were manufactured by one of the very best makers at the time Ernst Leitz Gmbh, of Wetzlar, Germany.
The optics are clear, everything functions, they are complete with bakelite eye cup cover.
The hard shell black leather case with heavy white stitching is very good. The front of the case, on the lip of the top edge, is stamped with German manufacturing data for CARL BORG and is dated 1939. Overall condition of binoculars and case is very good.
Set come complete with a few photo copies and printed scans as well as some reproduction patches for added display appeal.
Siburg joined the Imperial Navy on 1 April 1912 and served as a seafarer during World War I when he was captured by the Russians in 1916. After his release in 1917 and the later termination of the war, he remained with the now renamed Imperial Navy. After he was promoted to Lieutenant Captain on 1 May 1925, he was appointed to July 1, 1930 commander of the Corvette.
On September 1, 1933, he moved as a lieutenant colonel in the Reich Ministry of Aviation to take over a department. On June 1, 1934, he took over the office of an inspector of schools, before he became commander of the Fliegerschule See in Warnemünde on 8 June. On February 1, 1936, he went to flyer group Tutow, then from March 15 to the flying group Merseburg where he was also promoted to colonel. On April 1, 1936 he took over as Geschwaderkommodore the Kampfgeschwader 153, the later Kampfgeschwader 3. On 1 September he joined the staff of the Luftkreiskommando VII as First General Staff Officer. On November 1, 1938, he took over, with the Fighter Squadron 257, again a bomber squadron as a commodore. This squadron, since May 1, 1939 renamed Battle Squadron 26 had its focus in the naval warfare. Siburg led this squadron with his Heinkel He 111 still in the Polish campaign before he became on September 29, Inspector of Air Navigation, Blind Flight and Weather Service in the General Staff of the Air Force. On 6 May 1940 he took over the leadership of Luftgaukommandos Norway, which was under the 5 Air Fleet in Oslo. But as early as July 1, 1940, he moved to the German-occupied Netherlands to take over the post of commanding general and commander in Luftgau Holland. At this point he was promoted to lieutenant general on 1 November 1940 and on April 1, 1942 to the general of the airmen. It was not until August 7, 1943, he joined the Reich Ministry of Aviation as head of the Air Force Administration Office. There he received on March 20, 1944, the German Cross in gold, before he was from April 1, 1945, without a task available. He was on May 10, 1945 in British captivity from the on December 5, 1945 was released.
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