I am new to this board, please bear with me. I do realize this is an old thread, as well.
I was reviewing an obituary including Erhard Peters from 2015 and began a brief search this morning, finding the following:
1. There are actually 3 with the same name. One is buried in Russia, wrong rank, etc.
2. Is a LT who was born in 1920 and is listed to have died in 1999. Also a pilot.
3. Is a Captain, the one I believe you are looking for and also have mixed info.
I stumbled across information linking a Luftwaffe
Pilot with a Dr Paul Lüth in Germany in the 1950s.
In one brief case, it says LT (in a book much later in years), however there is also info saying the two knew each other from near Rostock, 170 km where Peters is from. There is all kinds of declassified CIA paperwork, DER SPIEGEL article, book information, talking about a Peters and his “work.”
The rest of the story is researched from the obit.
His wife Gerlinde was born in Prague, and had a son.
She left (after Peters went down) and worked for the Army. Remarried an American soldier and came to the states. The son went on to become a pilot as well.
I am assuming the mother had to run based on her background? The obit reads she was told she had to return to the Russian Sector.
My question is, as two, from what I understand came away from the crash, could it be possible that Peters left, and his death is bunk? Are there photos of his demise? I know there is a burial place, but who is to say anyone is there.
Next, we know nothing about Peters number 2. What became of him since he made it to 1999?
What is his story? And is he man in the CIA papers?
One thing stood out in something I read, that Peters with a couple of certain cars made an impression. The son of Captain Peters also had a car interest.
The birthday in the son’s obit is also the birthdate for Capt Peters which could always be a typo. The mother’s maiden name is also
Wanted to put this out there for anyone looking into Peters. That doesn’t sound right.