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Old 11-05-2004, 02:20 PM
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Dr.Fritz Marktscheffel in behalf on Dr. Rolf Nauma
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Airfield Lüneburg
Thu Oct 14, 2004 18:43
145.254.108.104

Summary History of Airfield LÜNEBURG

Erection 1936/37: 5 hangars including maintenance hangar. During war erection of a 6th hangar (wooden construction).

Code-name: "KYFFHÄUSER"

The airfield used by Germann military aircraft (bomber and fighter units) from end of September 1937 until 18th April 1945: KG 257 - since 1.5.1939 new name: KG 26: "Löwengeschader", Staff and II.Gruppe. After 1940 aircrafts of KG 26 didn't alledgedly fly to Lüneburg. Further Wings: KG 4, KG 40, KG 100, since summer 1941 testing and fitting out He 177. Furthermore used by night- and dayfighters.

Since summer 1943: Service of Luftwaffenhelfer, later also Luftwaffenhelferinnen. School lessons for Luftwaffenhelfer mostly on the airfield.

From Fall 1944 until end of war also service of Flakwehrmänner

Airraids: 18.April 1944 by US "Marauder" - limited damage - as consequence dislocating of boxes outside the airfield. Until the end of war several low altitude attacks-

18th April 1945: Brit. army occupies the airfield. Since than in use by the Brit. Armed Forces.

8th.Mai 1945: Landung of one Fw 200 "Condor" and one Fw 190 after fligth from Kurland (Last German bridgehead against Russians on the Baltic sea.

Furthermore: fictitious airfield Vierhöfen and bombing training ground Südergellersen/near Lüneburg

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The Airwar-Historian Dr. ROLF NEUMANN, a native of Lüneburg and ARCHEVIST AND CHRONICLER of the airfield history, is looking for informations on the following questions:

I. All informations valuble for the dokumantation about the airfield Lüneburg.

II. - He is looking for names of Luftwaffenhelferinnen, pilots, crews, service personal, name and function of civilhelpers, names of foreign workers and POW's.

- Names of wounded airman who had been treated in one of the 10 military hospitals of the city Lünebrug

- Names of airmen who spent some time for relxation in the Walderholungsheim Brietlingen/near Lüneburg

- Name of the pilot (Hauptmann?, member of a Nachtjagd- or Nachtschlachtunit?) who landed with Ju 87 or Ju 88 on April 12th 1945. After refueling start with his girlfriend Ursela Nolte, crashed during start, both were killed.

- At the end of war about 100 German military aircrafts were almost completely destroyed on the airfield or in their boxes. He asked for the names of the wings they belonged to and if possible names of crewmembers present at that time.

- Members of Brit. Army put these wrackes in one or two holes. So far no salvage had taken place.

- Name of the pilot and crashplace of the German fighter (Bf 109) which rammed a B-24 a few minutes before bombing the munitions factory Krümmel near Geesthacht/Elbe. Bomber shared out of formation and released bombs emergently. B-24 flew to St.Trond/Belgien and broke apart when crew baled out.
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Dr. Fritz Marktscheffel
Airfield Lüneburg - questions
Fri Oct 15, 2004 09:47
145.254.109.228

It was the B-24 "Sacktime", AIC No. 42-94931,which crashed close to airfield St. Trond.
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Peter Spoden
Welcome Fritz!
Fri Oct 15, 2004 19:55
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Hallo lieber Fritz,

its nice to have you here on this great forum too, so I am not the lonesome old veteran here.

herzliche Grüße Peter
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