SOUTH AFRICA 1942 GENERAL DAN PIENAAR CRASH CARD, FIVE SURVIVE

CHF4,285.00

  • SA: 1942 GENERAL DAN PIENAAR CRASH:
  • Censored POW postcard from Italy addressed to East London, South Africa
  • recovered from the SAAF Lockheed Lodestar crash into Lake Victoria, Kenya on 19 December 1942
  • killing General Dan Pienaar and other personnel.
  • With official "Army Postal Services" notice regarding the incident.
  • See images for myriad of postmarks, censor handstamps, etc.
  • An important item of East African and South African aerophilately of which
  • only five surviving examples are recorded, this being that
  • illustrated by Burrell in the definitive handbook "Par Avion".
  • Rare & exceptional crash mail exhibition piece.
  • See additional images below.
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