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DID 1/6 SCALE WWII GERMAN HANS-JOACHIM MARSEILLE BOXED ACTION FIGURE
A.K.A. ‘STAR OF AFRIKA’, GERMAN LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER ACE
PRODUCT NUMBER D80154
COMPLETE FIGURE BOXED/UNOPENED
BOX IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
NOTES: No Notes.
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D80154 part list
1 Super realistic headsculpt
2 All New – DID 1:6 Advanced Body (Slim Ver.)
3 Open palms
4 Palms for holding pistol
5 German Luftwaffe Tropical Side Cap for Officer
6 German Luftwaffe Summer Flying Helmet (partial genuine leather)
7 German DAK Luftwaffe Tropical Sand Field Tunic
8 German DAK Luftwaffe Tropical Trousers
9 German Luftwaffe Pilot Leather Flight Jacket (genuine leather)
10 German Luftwaffe Summer Tropical Flight Trousers
11 German Luftwaffe DAK Tropical Shirt
12 Black Tie
14 German Luftwaffe Gloves
15 Brown Belt (genuine leather)
16 German DAK Tropical Low Boots (partial genuine leather)
17 German Luftwaffe Flying Boots
18 German Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot Oxygen Mask
19 German Luftwaffe Fighter Goggles
20 German Luftwaffe Armband Compass with genuine-leather belt
21 German Pilot Watch with genuine-leather belt
22 German Luftwaffe Headset and Microphone
24 DID Button Hook
25 German Luftwaffe Flare Pistol with 8 Cartridges
26 PPK Pistol with Holster (genuine leather) and Clip
27 Gravity Knife
28 Shoulderboard x 3 pairs
29 Luftwaffe breast eagle x 2
30 Afrika cuff title x 1
31 Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords x 1
32 Luftwaffe Day-Fighter Operational Flying Clasp x 1
33 Golden Party badge x 1
34 German Iron Cross 1st Class Badge x 1
35 Luftwaffe Pilot Badge x 1
36 German Second War Italian Pilot Wings
37 Gold Medal of Military Valor Ribbon bar
More on Hans-Joachim Marseille:
Hans-Joachim Marseille; 13 December 1919 – 30 September 1942) was a German Luftwaffe fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II. He is noted for his aerial battles during the North African Campaign and his Bohemian lifestyle. One of the most successful fighter pilots, he was nicknamed the “Star of Africa”. Marseille claimed all but seven of his 158 victories against the British Commonwealth’s Desert Air Force over North Africa, flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter for his entire combat career. No other pilot claimed as many Western Allied aircraft as Marseille.
Marseille, of French Huguenot ancestry, joined the Luftwaffe in 1938. At the age of 20 he graduated from one of the Luftwaffe’s fighter pilot schools just in time to participate in the Battle of Britain, without notable success. A charming person, he had such a busy night life that sometimes he was too tired to be allowed to fly the next morning. As a result of poor discipline, he was transferred to Jagdgeschwader 27 (Fighter Wing 27, JG 27), which relocated to North Africa in April 1941.
Under the guidance of his new commander, who recognized the latent potential in the young officer, Marseille quickly developed his abilities as a fighter pilot. He reached the zenith of his fighter pilot career on 1 September 1942, when during the course of three combat sorties he claimed 17 enemy fighters shot down, earning him the Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten (Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds). Only 29 days later, Marseille was killed in a flying accident, when he was forced to abandon his fighter due to engine failure. After he exited the smoke-filled cockpit, Marseille’s chest struck the vertical stabilizer of his aircraft. The blow either killed him instantly or incapacitated him so that he was unable to open his parachute.