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Old 10-06-2003, 07:07 PM
Richard T Eger Richard T Eger is offline
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The following e-mail from April 2001 gives a quick guide for learning more about a specific combat in which an Allied plane was shot down.

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From: "CHRIS DUFFY" chris_duffy_seaside@yahoo.com
To: egerrt@dmv.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 3:35 PM
Subject: research

DEAR RICHARD I AM TRYING TO FIND WHICH NIGHTFIGHTER
UNIT AND AIRCRAFT NUMBER AND TYPE SHOT DOWN A HALIFAX
BOMBER IN JUNE 1943 SOME 25 KLM WEST OF THE HAIGH
HOLLAND IS THERE ANYWHERE I COULD WRITE OR E MAIL FOR
INFORMATION? YOURS GRATEFULLY MR. DUFFY.

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From: "Erich and Kathi Brown" eke@internetcds.com
To: egerrt@dmv.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 11:07 PM
Subject: question on TOCH....

Hi Richard !

Noted the problems you are having with lwag and the questions of Help Me
!, concerning Chris Duffy. He needs to check with the Gemeinshaft der
Jagdflieger and ask for the night fighter representative, which at
present goes through Willy Göbel. Best bet maybe is to write Gert
Overhoff on the Gemeinshaft web-site.
A big problem is that at Freiburg archiv's the KTB's are somewhat
incomplete and may not include all pilots with victories as well as
losses by the geschwader or gruppen. It does appear that not all KTB's
have been found of the night fighter units. I have been unable to open
Jaap's exhaustive list so I cannot say this for fact.
If this was concerning a US bomber I would ask the gentleman to satrt
posting a question(s) on http://www.heavybombers.com
(now http://www.armyairforces.com ). Hopefully the
person would know the squadron or bomb group. They then could ask for
information about the crew and mission(s) flown via their message board
which covers all the 8th as well as the 15th Air Forces.
From here they then could inquire from http://aviationarchive.com
(apparently no longer available) and
check their site for macr's, mission reports/tracking charts of the
bomber group/squadron. Once known, then they can ask the questions
pertaining to the Luftwaffe day fighter units...twin and single......
we then could check if available the time of action , airfield and
gruppen/staffle or geschwader and see if they were active during this
date. references like Dr. Prien's histories come in very handy, as well
as webistes like JG 300's and our own sturmgruppen 1944, etc.
does this make any sense ?

Erich
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