Genuine, authentic, original hand signed photograph of Waffen Elite Panzer Grenadier Oberfuhrer Otto Baum.Baum was a highly decorated German Elite Forces Tank and Infantry Commander during WW2. Baum was best known for his combat actions when in command of the 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division, Totenkopf Infanterie Regiment, and 2nd SS Division Das Reich. Because of his personal bravery, Baum was awarded the German Cross in Gold. Because of Baum's personal extreme bravery and successful military leadership in combat, he was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with Oakleaves and Swords, one of only 160 soldiers to receive this high honor during the War. The black and white postcard size photograph shows Baum in his Waffen Elite officers uniform wearing his Knights Cross award with Oakleaves, and he has signed his name on the left side of the foto in black fountain pen ink, postwar. The foto is in very good/excellent condition. I h ave been a member of the Manuscript Society since 1956 and am selling part of my collection. See my other Ebay offers.
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