(1915 – 2004) German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. Bruno Stolle was credited with 35 aerial victories in 271 combat missions. Hauptmann Stolle was a member of Jagdgeschwader 2 ‘Richthofen’ and group commander in 1943. A fine personal relic, a silver cigarette case gifted to him, the case is engraved on the front with his initials ‘BS’ and a Luftwaffe eagle clutching a swastika is applied to the cover. An engraving inside the case reads ‘I[hrem] Lb. Hptm. Bruno Stolle 8. JG 2 ‘Richthofen’ Erich’ (Our dear captain Bruno Stolle 8.JG2′ Richthofen – Erich), containing two old cigarettes. Marked ‘800’ on the closure tab. 3 x 3.25 inches closed.