A Sanke card of Lieutenant Heldmann .An engineering student, Heldman enlisted in the army on 3 January 1915. After serving with an infantry regiment on the Eastern Front, he transferred to aviation and was posted to FA 57 in the summer of 1915. After gaining combat experience, he joined Jasta 10 on 24 June 1917 and scored 15 confirmed victories by the end of the war. His last plane was a yellow-nosed Fokker D.VII with a white and black checkerboard tail and his initials on the top wing. With the signing of the Armistice, he returned to engineering before joining the Luftwaffe in 1933. he later went on to be a flying instructor and was released by the Allies in 1946. The card is in good condition.
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