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Old 09-09-2013, 12:29 PM
Gerry Anketell Gerry Anketell is offline
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Default Johannes Gerffgen (?) ID No L07104

I'm trying to track down a Luftwaffe pilot who surrendered to 37 Squadron of the RAF with which my Father-in-Law was serving in North Africa circa 1942. He appears to have been the pilot of a single seater aircraft.

From his ID card (Kennkarte) his Christian name was Johannes and his surname appears to be Gerffgen or something similar. His Identity Number was L07104. He was born on 17 March 1920 in Loblauf, Zweibruecken.

I understand that Johannes was subsequently transferred to the UK as a Prisoner of War but what became of him thereafter is unknown.

I'd be grateful if anyone could assist please!

Many thanks, in anticipation,

Gerry
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:57 AM
Jaap Woortman Jaap Woortman is offline
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Default Fpnr. or ID number?

Gerry,

It seems to me that L07104 is not his ID number but a Feldpostnumber.
This Feldpostnumber is a code for his unit.
I will check this when I am home again.

Jaap Woortman
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:27 PM
Jaap Woortman Jaap Woortman is offline
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FPNr. L07104 is from Kolonne II Flak-Regiment 23.

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:51 PM
Gerry Anketell Gerry Anketell is offline
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Default Johannes Gerffgen (?)

Jaap,

Many thanks for checking this out, I really appreciate it. Its left me with a major question trying to figure out how someone serving with a flak unit in Kolonne could end up piloting a German aircraft in North Africa? Surely his ID document would have been changed to reflect that?

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Gerry
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