2 Night fighter aces.....

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  1. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
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    from Germany, both Deutsche Kreuz in Gold with over 25 air victories apiece will be gathering at the Finnish Air Force Museum. Not sure where this is ....

    date : 27-29th of May 2005.

    Friend Peter Spoden with NJG 5 and later as Gruppenkommandeur of I./NJG 6 will relate his stories

    Klaus Scheer who flew with NJG 100 via missions in Bf 110G'4's and later Ju 88C's with night fighter ship Togo off the Finnish coast and later in a Ju 88G-6. Here his sotries of fighting against an enemy (Soviets) that did not use radar and flew outdated slow moving biplanes, Pe-o8's and some B-25 Mitchells.

    Peter speaks great English but not sure if Klaus does, but it would not surprise me as they were both Airline pilots after the war. both still fly.

    hope several of our esteemed group can make this very special occassion; wish I could, hey if anyone can get some pics ???

    Erich ♪
     
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    That would be great, but it's a safe bet I won't be there. :(
     
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    gents my friend Kai is heading over to the air force musuem on Sunday to interview/Pics and say hi to my 2 nf friends. Hopeful to post his scans soon when arrived in my mailbox.

    wish i could atttend.... :cry: ah well

    E ~
     
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    very cool ! atended by some 100 of the audience the two German vets captured the crowd with their stories and some slides of times ago. A very lengthy signing and question answer period concluded the event which ran Friday, Saturday and Sunday the last some two hours to the cheers of everyone attending.

    Hopeful I will hae some digi shots for everyone soon of these two fine men
     
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    Sounds interesting. :cool:
    I look forward to seeing the pictures.
     
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    I love those little get togethers.... I used to hit them pretty regularly with my Dad and Grandfather back in the day...

    Sadly, these kind of days are drawing to a close, with the passing of one great Ace after another, as the years wear on.....
     
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    The way it goes - There are 22 British WWI veterans left alive.

    I read that there are exactly 5 Canadian WW1 vets left.
     
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    I guess one must have died recently, because two weeks ago there were six. It won't be long now, I'm afraid.
     
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    Here's the most recent WW1 Vet to die in Britain. Sad isn't it?

    http://icsurreyonline.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0500dorkingleatherhead/tm_objectid=15564235&method=full&siteid=50101&headline=farewell-to-smiler---soldier-and-fine-gentleman-name_page.html'%3E
     
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    Yes it is sad.
     
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    And I made a mistake - the number left is 13.
     
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    Someone told me that there are 30 left here in the US. I don't have a confirmation of that.
     
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