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A special plane in the end

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As a youngster ... planes are getting better slowly ...

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Some of the planes of his career, the BF-110 is showing the markings of his unit.

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Getting olders, a little celebration after his 100th frontflight where he is showing to the others how it is done ...

On the other pictures he is already wearing the EK1. Typical for LW aircrew he is wearing the EK1 only on his jacket.

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And finally very close to the end. He is already wearing his 200 clasp. A few months later the war would be over.

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And here is a painting of the plane with which he made his first jet-flight: T5+BH. Credits go to this page: http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/b/444/2/1

Where they got the info of the paint scemes from is not mentined however.

Later he would also fly T5+EH and Werknummern 140602, 140605 and 14060?

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Another great item from your collection.  Just like the transport guys, the reconnaissance aircrews don't get anywhere near as much coverage as the bomber & fighter crews even when they sometimes flew the same aircraft type and that is a pity. What were the citations you were able to get?

Did he fly over Cholm during the siege there from January to May 1942? If so it is interesting to think that he could of been one of the pilots who took the photos that appear in the book Besieged.

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Yes, great group ! Sb. is very nice but with photos, it's a "must".

Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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Michael, that is indeed a very nice set indeed, a really nice DKiG/EP Soldbuch with supporting photos and made especially interesting as you were able to locate copies of his Flugbuch, and of course with the Arado Ar 234 as an aircraft he flew is very desirable indeed.

Are you able to show some of the Urkunden at all?

Regards Richard.

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A wonderful group and with magnificent history. As Kevin said, they don't get that coverage like the Fighter or bomber crews but had an even important task to do. Thanks for showing.

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