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Hi Guys !

A small LW Pilotgroup .

 

Jan Arne

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Something tells me that the shirt he is wearing in the final photo wasn't official Luftwaffe issue! :smile:

 

Did he fly operationally?

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Hi Guys !

Some more docs that followed this group.

 

Jan Arne

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These docs was inside the "Flugbuch" + last page in Flugbuch

 

Jan Arne

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This is a small set that I have had for years and while it isn't anything too exciting I like it as the airman won both the EK II & I for operations in the Polish invasion in 1939 and the Western Campaign in 1940. Considering that he had won the EK I by the end of 1940 and the Flying Clasp in Silver by June 1941 it would be fair to assume that as time passed he would of been a good contender for the award of at least an Ehrenpokal, and maybe even the DKiG. But his name appears in neither listings. The last citation of the set is a Wound Badge in Black and so it leaves the question hanging as to whether this wounding put paid to his flying career or if something else happened to him.

With all his units - 4.(H)/23, 4.(H)/31, 6.(H)/31 - he flew primarily on Hs-126 aircraft although some were converting to the Fw-189 during 1941.

 

EK II - signed by Generalmajor Rudolf Bogatsch

EK I - signed by Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring

Flying Clasp in Silver - signed by Oberst Karl von Gerlach

Wound Badge in Black - signed by Oberstleutnant Karl-Henning von Barsewisch.

 

 

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Kevin

Nice document group. Have you inquired with 12OCH to see if anyone has a loss listing for that date/ unit?

As you know it is possible he was the observer in the crew.

Jeremy

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Thanks for the comments. I did assume that he was an observer (no idea why I assumed that though) but obviously without knowing the details he could well of been a pilot.

I haven't tried 12 OCH yet but think I will just on the off chance that someone has any information.

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Kevin can you access the kracker Archiv's ?  this is the case if the said awardee was a Pilot....

 

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I do have access to the Kracker Archive but he isn't listed although obviously that is far from complete.

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Jan Arne

 

That is a very nice little set you have there (always nice to see awards worn on the tropical clothing!)

 

Do you by chance have any additional information as to the units he served with? 

 

If you were not aware already, II./Kampfgeschwader 6 operated with Junkers Ju-88A machines from Larissa at the time of the award of his Frontflug-Spange.

 

 

Regards Richard.

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Kevin

 

I was unaware you had this nice set!  I always like document sets from the early war period.

 

Incidently, that is the first time I have seen a citation signed by v. Gerlach.

 

Have you managed to unearth any more information on this man at all?

 

 

Regards Richard.

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Jan Arne

 

Another nice Luftwaffe document set!  I actually think that the Aufklarungsflieger sets are quite under appreciated.

 

Nice signature of Stefan Frohlich on the EKII urkunde however, for some reason I cannot see the promotion urkunde, has it been removed?

 

I too would be very interested to see some images from the Soldbuch by the way.

 

 

Regards Richard.

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Jan Arne S:

 

Thank you for sharing your Luftwaffe grouping with the Forum, excellent my friend.

 

Best regards,

John

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Jan Arne S:

 

Thank you for sharing another one of your Luftwaffe grouping with the Forum, absolutely awesome my friend. I really like the photographs.

 

Best regards,

John

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