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by Andy_F
Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Reliability of LW kill claims?
Replies: 12
Views: 3477

Re: Reliability of LW kill claims?

Another important point to remember is the Western Allies operated a tour system for their pilots the Luftwaffe didn't. Luftwaffe pilots literally flew till they were maimed, killed or totally burned out, if they were lucky they might be rested for a few months as an instructor. As the war went on t...
by Andy_F
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: JU-88 as a Nightfighter
Replies: 70
Views: 26572

Re: JU-88 as a Nightfighter

hey Andy no the Ju 88G-6 title is not published yet, am thinking about including some colour in the book - some photos of digs over the years possibly and profiles as well, plus if not to make it too massive, camo patterns done up in colour, and there will be many. thanks for your interest ...........
by Andy_F
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: JU-88 as a Nightfighter
Replies: 70
Views: 26572

Re: JU-88 as a Nightfighter

Hi Erich,

Could you tell me the ISBN of your Ju 88G-6 book please.

Best Regards
by Andy_F
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: JU-88 as a Nightfighter
Replies: 70
Views: 26572

Re: JU-88 as a Nightfighter

"I think we need evidence that the He-219 A-7 and the Ju-88 G-6 were real combatants or simply "paper projects" on the order of "Luftwaffe 1946" Ju 88G-6 definitely flew operationally (many loss returns with crew details, W.Nr., vkz), not sure this is the case with the He 219A-7. Don't believe the L...
by Andy_F
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: BW-372 back home
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

The achievements of the fighter pilots of the Soumen Ilmavoimat were truly remarkable. When you consider that for the most part they where flying aircraft regarded as obsolete (H-75A, MS.406, G.50 etc) by most other Air Forces the record is all the more impressive.

Best Regards

Andy_F
by Andy_F
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Flak Units 1944-45
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Check out this link for Lw flak units. You may be able to find out which units were stationed in areas you are interested in, though there are a lot of units to search through. http://www.ww2.dk/ Click on Ground Units then Flak Units As Jason says tying losses to claims will be very hard. Even if yo...
by Andy_F
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Strange Luftwaffe rank title
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

Hi Paul,

Possibly a government official (civilian) with an equivalent military rank. I know many meteorologist aircrew (Met-Beobachter) fall into this category.

Regierungsassessor (Reg.Ass.) is equivalent to Hptm as is Wetterdienst Assessor (Wd.Ass.)
by Andy_F
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Last Fighter unit to see combat
Replies: 10
Views: 4280

Claims 08May45

Oblt Gerhard Thyben 4./JG 54 claimed a Pe-2 W. Libau at 07:54 (157th claim) Hptm Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG 52 claimed a Yak-11 (probably a Yak-9) near Brno at 08:30 (352nd claim) Oblt Fritz Stehle 2./JG 7 claimed a P-39 (flown by Ml-Lt Sergey G. Stepanov 129 GvIAP or Aleksey Ivanyuk 152 GvIAP) over ...
by Andy_F
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe Aces Remains found in 109 Recovery in Italy
Replies: 5
Views: 3884

I don't think it was usual for aircrew to wear the "fried egg" whilst flying so probably not with him when he crashed.
by Andy_F
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe Aces Remains found in 109 Recovery in Italy
Replies: 5
Views: 3884

Maximilian Volke never received the RK. He was however a recipient of the DKiG 12Jul43.
by Andy_F
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Recon Unit in the East
Replies: 5
Views: 4372

Some aufklärungsstaffeln (Heer) were re-designated as nahaufklärungsstaffeln whilst others soldiered on to the end. I don't know what criteria were used to select units for re-designation, probably just what ever was available at the time knowing the Lw. Nahaufklärungsgruppen Stabe started to appear...
by Andy_F
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Recon Unit in the East
Replies: 5
Views: 4372

As Piet said NAG (or NAGr.) = Nahaufklärungsgruppe - Tactical (short range) Reconnaissance Tactical recce units were originally designated (H) for Heer. FAGr. = Fernaufklärungsgruppe - Strategic (long range) Reconnaissance 1.(F)/122 would be the 1st long range reconnaissance staffel of aufklärungsgr...
by Andy_F
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Were Luftwaffe pilots/crew primarily German?
Replies: 10
Views: 3304

I did a little more digging and found that 13/ JG 52 was manned by Slovaks and 15/ JG 52 was manned by Croats. 13.(slow)/JG 52 was the Luftwaffe designation for 13.Letka. Although 13.(slow)/JG 52 was under Luftwaffe operational control it was a SVZ (Slovak Air Force) unit. It's personnel had Slowak...
by Andy_F
Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Were Luftwaffe pilots/crew primarily German?
Replies: 10
Views: 3304

Hi AJAB, The photo you are probably referring to is of fhdgy. (Capt) László Pottyondy C/O 102/2 V.Szd with Erich Hartmann. Elements of JG 52 were based at Budaörs along with 102/2 V.Szd Pottyondy never served with the Luftwaffe spending his whole combat career with the Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légieró ...
by Andy_F
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Were Luftwaffe pilots/crew primarily German?
Replies: 10
Views: 3304

Try and get hold of "In The Skies of Europe", by Hans-Werner Neulen (ISBN: 1 86126 326 0)

It mainly covers Air Forces allied to Germany during WWII (ARR, MKHL etc) but part III covers foreign flying personnel in the Luftwaffe.

Best Regards

Andy_F
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