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Old 10-08-2002, 12:39 PM
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The following thread, initiated by Colin Fuller on 12 O'Clock High!, contains some useful information on the ins and outs on obtaining information on Luftwaffe personnel.

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Old 10-08-2002, 12:41 PM
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Colin Fuller
colinf@sagric.com.au
Getting information from Bundesarchiv
Wed Sep 11 03:31:21 2002
203.37.97.18

I have the award documents, badges and medals of a Luftwaffe pilot officer of III./JG 54. Having done a fair bit of research on him already, I also managed to locate his wife who kindly provided me with a letter providing permission to get copies of his records from Bundesarchiv. Bundesarchiv came back with a very brief letter outlining a list of his awards and dates received, in other words absolutely nothing I do not already know. Shouldn't there be more comprehensive documentation on his service with the Luftwaffe, and if so why is it so hard to get copies of these, bearing in mind that I have permission from his widow? So far all attempts to get information, not only with this pilot, but others have proved fruitless - is there something I don't know?

Any insights would be much appreciated.

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Old 10-08-2002, 12:42 PM
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Ruy Horta
Re: Getting information from Bundesarchiv
Wed Sep 11 08:18:20 2002
194.109.243.112

As far as I can tell from indirect experience, the best way to obtain good material at the BA is going there.

Unfortunately the people I work with are studying a entirely different field so I cannot be of any real help.

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Old 10-08-2002, 12:43 PM
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Bernd Barbas
III / JG 54 personal data
Wed Sep 11 15:26:45 2002
194.45.48.11

Hello Colin ,

a ) Bundesarchiv can only send you what they have .
b ) Who in Bundesarchiv should find " all " things
about you are looking for . BA is not an Excel
file . You have to look , the problem is mainly
where .
c ) Personal files you can get from BA Aachen , about
15 - 20 EUR .
d ) We have here in germany a totally stupid data
protection law , this avoids any info about every -
one .
e ) Actually you dont need not only a letter from the
widow , you need a formal permission of the widow
signed by the notary .
f ) Who is the pilot , what do you want to know and for
what ?
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Old 10-08-2002, 12:44 PM
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Steve Coates
III / JG 54 personal data
Wed Sep 11 20:23:28 2002
213.122.254.232

The Luftwaffe personnel files held at the BA-ZNS at Kornelimuenster (BA - Aachen) can vary greatly in content. It is my experience that the staff working there will send you what they have. I've not known them to operate a policy of selectivity.
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Jan Bobek
I have same experience (n/t)
Thu Sep 12 09:36:17 2002
213.246.78.70
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Colin Fuller
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Wed Sep 11 23:44:27 2002
203.37.97.18

Hello Bernd

Thanks for your response. If you want you can you send me an email at colinf@sagric.com.au and I will let you know who the pilot is and the research completed so far.

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Bobbie
Locating widow
Fri Sep 13 21:37:17 2002
152.163.189.235

Hi Colin:

How were you able to trace this particular pilot's widow? How can you find out if a particular pilot's family survived the war and if they are still living? I'd appreciate any answer.

Thanks!
Bobbie
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Colin Fuller
Locating Widow
Mon Sep 16 00:35:50 2002
203.37.97.18

Hi Bobbie

Hopefully I can help, but one must remember that a families privacy is paramount in these situations, so it pays to tread carefully. With this in mind I would contact Gemeinshaft der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger, they are usually very helpful and will put your request to contact family, in their newsletter called Jagerblatt. Family or pilot colleagues who want to contact you, will by choice. This is where I have been successful. Their address is
Gemeinshaft der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger
Vereinigung der Flieger
Deutscher Streitkrafte e.V.
Willi Gobel
Krahwinkeler Strasse 34A
D-53797 Lohmar
Germany.
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Bobbie
Thanks Colin!
Tue Sep 17 04:00:52 2002
64.12.97.12

Thanks Colin!

That does sound like the best way to go.

Bobbie
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