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SOUTH AFRICA 1942 GENERAL DAN PIENAAR CRASH COVER, FIVE SURVIVE



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SA: 1942 GENERAL DAN PIENAAR CRASH: Censored "On Active Service" envelope from Egypt to Durban recovered from the SAAF Lockheed Lodestar crash into Lake Victoria, Kenya on 19 December 1942 killing General Dan Pienaar and other personnel. With Officer's endorsement "Salvaged from Kisumu Aircrash" over strike in violet of Belvedere Durban Base Post Office. Some perimeter staining as expected, generally F-VF. An important item of East African and South African aerophilately of which only five surviving examples are recorded, this being the sole item not being a POW postcard. Superb, rare and exceptional exhibition piece. See additional images below.
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