Original Photo of Luftwaffe Pilot Reinhold Eckhardt- Reinhold Eckardt (26 March 1918 – 30 July 1942) was a night fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Eckardt died on 30 July 1942 after his parachute caught the end of his plane after he bailed out. During his career he was credited with 22 aerial victories, 3 during the day and 19 at night. This is an original, black and white photo of him wearing his Knights Cross and his Gold Night Fighter Clasp with pendant. The photo measures 7 ½” by 5 ¼”. It is a bit crinkled and has a very small tear at the bottom. There are hand notations on the reverse. A neat photo!