Silver Presentation Cigarette Case for Luftwaffe Nachtjagd Gefreiter-This is from the Tim Calvert collection. This is a beautiful silver case with a wooden bottom and interior. The lid is engraved “Gefr. Spangl, Für besondere Leistungen in der Nachtjagd”. Spangl was a tailgunner in 2/NJG.3. Spangl was a tailgunner in this night fighter squadron.
Thanks to our good friend Tom Murray who does incredible research, we now know that Geifreiter Johann Spangl was born 29.09/1920 at Kierling (near Vienna), Austria and that he was Killed In Action 03.07.1941 near Dresden in some type of accident.
There is some discoloration to the case but otherwise excellent and one-of-a-kind! The unit insignia is also engraved into the lid. The case measures 1” high by 3 3/8” wide by 4” long. There is some discoloration to the case but otherwise excellent and one-of-a-kind!