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Discussion in 'Death Cards' started by Otto, Sep 21, 2000.

  1. QOTD

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    It's a long shot, but if any death card collectors come across ones for two brothers with the last name of "Plontasch" I'd love to hear from you....these two men, fritz and Otto are my great uncles
     
  2. Skipper

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    Well, you never know , these cards were certainly edited if they died during the war, sometimes even after the war. I have cards from veterans who were buried in the 80s with a picture of their wartime uniform during the war. (See the Belgian Colonel on this thread for example)
     
  3. Erich

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    pretty fitting Skip that your latest comes from the Festung in France. 2 cards coming from the KM from the same ship in fact a rear rarity, now just to find which escort ship they were on ..........
     
  4. Skipper

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    I"ll be posting more, I miss the days when we used to post cards one after another.
     
  5. Erich

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    yowser I found the two KM guys after some intense research ........... from the 16th VP Flottille. guess what Skip check the former name out ::

    VP 1602 / La Provence

    MIA on 5 February 1943 though the death cards say the 6th of February, and in the offical KTB of the Flottille given the 8th of February after thorough searching. what is suspect is hitting a dropped aerial mine(s) in the Skagerrak while on hunting/patrol duty, the ship and the personeall have never been found................ yet
     
  6. Skipper

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    La Provence = South of France and this name was often used by those based in Toulon after November 1942
     
  7. Skipper

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    This Luftwaffe soldier died in the Versailles Hospital in 1940

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  8. jaguwar

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    I will post my Death Cards when I get home from Iraq. I have a large collection of them and plan on translating them as something to keep me busy.
     
  9. Skipper

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    That's good news, your input will be very welcome. Thanks for sharing cards with us.
     
  10. Erich

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    nice one of Otto Skip especially with posed with a Helmet which is not often the case.
     
  11. Erich

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    Bordfünker KIA with his crew in their Ju 88G-6 from NJG 2.

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    Interesting, his hometown is only 20 minutes away from me and my neighbour is from there.
     
  13. Skipper

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    It's sad he died in such a beautiful place as Versailles without having been able to enjoy it. He died three weeks after the Armistice, which suggests he was heavilly wounded in June and struggled for life in the Hospital until he met his fate.
     
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    Incredible you have a picture of Günther Wohle's Fünker Erich! I actually thought his G6 crashed near Hardert rather than Neuwied.
     
  15. Erich

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    yes interesting isn't it. M. Balss lists as Hardet also for the crash, the 88 was shot down by a Mossie XIX could be pilot S/L Burbridge of 85th squadron.
     
  16. Erich

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    two brothers, the LW chap flew I believe a Fw 190F with Panzerblitz rockets in an SG group but am still searching for 100 % ID.

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  17. Erich

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    another Km chap but in tropical gear ............

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  18. Skipper

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    April 1945 for Haindl , so close to the end and did not make it after 4 years of service. Poor man.
     
  19. Skipper

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    The Berghammer is sure a moving one too Erich. This one shouldn't leave you indifferent either. It's priest who was involved in Resistant activities, he got arrested, deported and died at Hussum in 1944

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    another Luftwaffe member

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