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Old 11-03-2014, 07:20 PM
David Birnbaum David Birnbaum is offline
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My uncle was a B-24 pilot shot down on Jan. 24, 1944 southeast of Elbasan, Albania. He held the plane while the crew bailed out. The crew survived and he was last seen heading for Italy on two engines.
The Embassy has been a great help is searching crash sites but to help I'm trying to narrow of the area of search.
The one possibility is from an interrogation officer who spoke with the crew at point of capture in Elbasan. Looking for a Luftwaffe Claim report. Maybe at NARA?

Any suggestions would sure be helpful.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:47 AM
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In the Luftwaffe claimlist of Tony Wood it says for 24. January 1944
JaFü Greichenland/Lw.Kdo Südost:
24.01.44 Uffz. Franz Büsen 7./JG 27 Baltimore  40 km. S. Gaudurra: tiefflug [Rhodes] 10.26 Film C. 2025/II Anerk: Nr.131

Kdo: X. Fliegerkorps/Lfl. 3:
24.01.44 Besätzung [crew] Stab II./KG 100 Spitfire  Mediterranean: off Anzio at 10 m. 16.40 Film C. 2025/II Anerk: Nr. -
24.01.44 Besätzung [crew] 5./KG 100 Spitfire  Mediterranean: off Anzio at 15 m. 16.45 Film C. 2025/II Anerk: Nr. -

Supplemental Claims from Sources: JaFü Oberitalien
24.01.44 Hptm. Manfred Spenner 3./JG 4 Spitfire  Raum Nettuno ca.13.30 Reference: JG 4 Lists f. 105

Supplemental Claims from Sources: JaFü Balkan
24.01.44 Uffz. Günther Weth 9./JG 27 B-17  S.W. Tularj 14.55 Reference: JG 27 Lists f. 347
24.01.44 Uffz. Rudolf Muras 8./JG 27 B-17  S.E. Ulcinj 15.43 Reference: JG 27 Lists f. 347
24.01.44 Hptm. Otto Meyer: 12 Stab IV./JG 27 B-24  westlich Skoplje 12.25 Reference: JG 27 Lists f. 468
24.01.44 Uffz. Werner Dittmann: 2 10./JG 27 P-38  N.N.E. Skoplje 12.30 Reference: JG 27 Lists f. 468
24.01.44 Uffz. Walter Rabenstein: 2 10./JG 27 P-38  N.N.E. Skoplje 12.30 Reference: JG 27 Lists f. 468
24.01.44 Staffelabschuss 12./JG 27 B-24  40 km. westlich Bar - Reference: JG 27 Lists f. 468
24.01.44 Gruppenabschuss IV./JG 27 B-24  50 km. westlich Skoplje - Reference: JG 27 Lists f. 468

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Old 11-05-2014, 01:50 PM
David Birnbaum David Birnbaum is offline
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Are there reports that interrogation officers file and if so do you know where they would be stored. Do Appreciate the claim report.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Jaap Woortman Jaap Woortman is offline
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As you can see all the B-24 claims are from an publication about JG 27.
Not from Abschussreports or interrogation files.

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