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Eric JB

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  1. Hi Kevin, That is a nice little and interesting KG.30 grouping. Thanks for showing. Best regards Eric-Jan
  2. Hi Eduardo, Thanks for showing us your photos, that "Flottentender Gazelle" and "Luftwaffekommando See" are indeed rare ones. Best regards Eric-Jan
  3. Agustín, Her arm patch shows "Deutsche Reichspost" , so she is a female postal worker. Best regards Eric-Jan
  4. Hi Dave, This is such an interesting thread, a real pleasure to continue to follow it. Thank you for all your work Dave, a job well done. Best regards Eric-Jan
  5. Hi Kevin, Congratulations on your latest "GD" acquisition, another nice one for your ever growing "GD" collection. Thank you for showing the man to us on the HWMF. Best regards Eric-Jan
  6. Neither did I. Best regards Eric-Jan
  7. Eduard is right. And when "Max Schultz" did sunk her entire crew of 308 men was kia. Best regards Eric-Jan Am 22. Februar 1940 begann das Unternehmen "Wikinger", der Vorstoß deutscher Zerstörer gegen die auf der Doggerbank festgestellten britischen Fischdampfer. Mit ausgelaufen waren der Chef der 1. Zerstörer-Flottille mit Friedrich Eckoldt, Richard Beitzen, Erich Koellner, Theodor Riedel und Max Schultz. Auf den Zerstörern waren Enterkommandos eingestiegen. Der Verband mußte auf dem Weg an die britische Küste durch die Westwall-Sperre fahren und nutzte dabei einen Zwangsweg durch die Sperre. Um 19.13 Uhr wurden auf Friedrich Eckoldt erstmals Flugzeugmotorengeräusche wahrgenommen. Es handelte sich um eine deutsche He 111, deren besatzung über den Durchbruch der Zerstörer nicht informiert worden war. Wenig später überflog die Maschine von Achtern den verband. Nach Beschreiben eines Vollkreises kam das Flugzeug erneut von Achtern. Richard Beitzen und Erich Koellner gaben kurze Flak-Feuerstöße ab, worauf die Maschine abdrehte. Um 19.44 Uhr flog die Maschine erneut von Achtern an und wurde nun als deutsche Maschine erkannt. Die He 111 warf zwei Bomben ins Kielwasser von Leberecht Maaß. Eine dritte Bombe traf Leberecht Maaß zwischen Brücke und vorderem Schornstein. Danach blieb Leberecht Maaß zurück und scherte nach Steuerbord aus der Linie der Zerstörer aus. Um 19.46 Uhr machte der gesamte Zerstörerverband kehrt. Um 19.56 gab es auf Leberecht Maaß in Höhe des achternen Schornsteins eine heftige Explosion. Diese brach den Zerstörer in zwei Teile. "Max Schultz" beteiligte sich an der Rettungsaktion für die in See schwimmenden Seeleute und lief dabei um 22.04 auf eine britische Mine. Das Boot sank schnell, von den 308 Mann Besatzung überlebte niemand.
  8. Hi Morten, Thank you for showing us your latest acquisitions from a local show. Congratulations my friend, they seems to be in great condition. Best regards Eric-Jan
  9. Ein froher Osterfest wünscht euch euer lieber Marti (although it seems to start with a W, but Wati looks a bit strange or is it a nickname) Festung, La Rochelle Ostern 1945 Hi Joe, Great portrait my friend, and thanks for showing, but it is possible that the photo was made a bit earlier than Easter 1945. Best regards Eric-Jan
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    Happy Birthday Wishes

    Hi Kevin, Happy Birthday my friend. Wishing you a great day with your family and friends, and many more good ones for the future. Best regards Eric-Jan
  11. Internationales Jagdfliegertreffen 1979, München 12.-14.Okt.1979. A gathering of some great, world war two, fighter pilots. Signed by : - Adolf Galland. - Douglas Bader. - Eduard Smallmoser. - Dietrich "Dieter" Hrabak. - Bob Stanford Tuck. - Eduard "Edu" Neumann.
  12. (the later) Korvettenkapitän Helmut Witte Witte is shown in the middle, the second from left to right who did also sign this photo is Oberst Dietrich Hrabak.
  13. Korvettenkapitän Karl-Friedrich Merten Although the second photo is already shown in this thread by Pierce in his post # 46153, this one is a bit sharper and fully signed. K-F Merten Korv.Kpt. Kdt. "U-68"
  14. Thank you Michael. Best regards Eric-Jan
  15. Dear Agustín, Excuse me for my late reply my friend. What a great photo of Oberkircher in the man's Soldbuch. Such a fine sharp one and very detailed. Thanks for showing. Best regards Eric-Jan
  16. Hi Morten, Excuse me for my late reply. Thank you for showing the photos of post # 236 and # 237. I do like both of them. Who did make the German eagle and the swas white on the black holsters ? Best regards Eric-Jan
  17. Hi Marc, Excuse me for my late reply. Sorry to say that I don't know if there are any photos of that meeting. Best regards Eric-Jan
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    U-96 1/48 Scale

    Hi Gordon, A big thank you for what you are showing us. A job well done ! Best regards Eric-Jan
  19. Thanks Beobob. I really like that Priller one in post # 983. JG.26 of course....... Thanks for showing. Best regards Eric-Jan
  20. Alberto, Thank you my friend. Much appreciated. Best regards Eric-Jan
  21. U-993 crewmember Masch.-Gefr. Matthias Giefing, after he died promoted to Masch.-OGfr. Nachname: Giefing Vorname: Mathias Dienstgrad: Gefreiter / Obergefreiter Geburtsdatum: 24.03.1924. Geburtsort: Marz / Eisenstadt Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 12.06.1944 On 12.6.1944 U-993 is attacked in grid square BF 5153 by a British Sunderland with four bombs and strafed with machineguns. Of the boat's Flak crew Matthias Giefing is killed and Mech.-Gefr. Horst Aulich severely wounded. Horst Aulich dies a day later. U-993 escapes damaged.
  22. Hi Martin, Thank you for posting that one, not that often seen, and the cap tally itself isn't that easy to find. Best regards Eric-Jan
  23. Hi Michael, Which Ralf is that ? Best regards Eric-Jan
  24. U-194 MaschOGfr. Heinrich Lutz Nachname : Lutz Vorname : Heinrich Dienstgrad : MaschOGfr. Geburtsdatum : 8.6.1922 Geburtsort : Todes-/Vermisstendatum : 24.6.1943 Todes-/Vermisstenort : Auf See, U-194 U-194 under command of Kptlt. Hermann Hesse was sunk during her first war patrol. U-194 was not able to sink or damage any enemy ships herself. Sunk on 24 June 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 59.00N, 26.18W, by a Fido homing torpedo from a US Catalina aircraft, PBY-5A Catalina "V" VP-84 Squadron US Navy. 54 dead, all hands lost. 24.6.1943 At 1607 hrs south of Iceland, sighted a U-boat on the surface and attempted to attack but the D/Cs failed to release. The PBY circled and in a second attack two 325 lb D/Cs were dropped manually, but one fell short while the other landed about 50 feet astern. Gunfire was exchanged and then the boat submerged. U-194 sailed from Kiel on her first war patrol on 12.6, she did have a short carreer as she was sunk 13 days later.
  25. U-578 MtrOGfr. Josef Seidl Nachname : Seidl Vorname : Josef Dienstgrad : MtrOGfr. Geburtsdatum : 12.1.1920 Geburtsort : Garten Todes-/Vermisstendatum : Vermisst seit 6.8.1942 Todes-/Vermisstenort : Auf See, U-578 U-578 under command of FrgKpt. Ernst-August Rehwinkel made 5 war patrols sinking 5 ships. Missing since 6 August 1942 in the Bay of Biscay. No explanation exists for her loss, 49 dead all hands lost.
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