Pilots and their Pets

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  1. Njaco

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    I've collected a few images of WWII pilots and ground crews and their pets. An interest I have because of my job. Some I don't know the source but others are tagged. If anybody have any images to add, please do!
     

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    And of course, Franz von Werra who had a very unusual pet.
     

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    609 Sqn (Typhoons); pilots obviously Welsh...
     

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    Nice set of pictures there. Here's another one... (source unknown)
     

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    #6 Colin1, Apr 11, 2010
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    Troll, the pet of Feldwebel Stefan Litjens sitting on his master's Bf109E-3.
     

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    Njaco, the fifth one down in the first set (the piglet) isn't a pet.
    It's dinner!!!:lol::lol:
     
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    Pilot of 13.(Slovak)/JG 52 with a mascot of the unit. Picture taken at Anapa, southern Russia, in summer of 1943. (Source: HTmodel Special)
     

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    Really neat pics, thanks for sharing. ;)
    Well...I found a few photos in my archive on my comp.
    The name of the spaniel was - according to Werner Held - "Schweinebauch" (Pig's Belly).
    Names of the dachshounds are unknown.
    First pic: "Dolfo" at Audembert, Le hameau du Colombier, on the terrace with spaniel; inserted a couple of dachshounds belonging to same pilot.
    Second pic: "Dolfo" and unknown with spaniel in a Storch.
     

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    Great pictures so far guys! Keep them coming.
     
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    ...oops, forgot one:
     

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    Very cool!

    Not from WW2, but this guy should always be remembered for his pet!

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    #14 bobbysocks, Apr 11, 2010
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    here's a couple i have. first 2 no discription. #3 Capt. Davis Perron, 362nd FS, #4 Capt Tom McKinney and mascot, "Jamaica" with his aircraft and crew. Sgts Hood, Irv Brazer and Burleson
     

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    ooops this one didnt take the first time..
    Lt Roger Pagels, 363rd FS
     

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    Fly. is that Roscoe Turner?
     
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    Manfred von Richthofen and his pet dog Moritz. I seem to recall reading somewhere that on one occasion while running along the airstrip Moritz got hit to the head by the wooden propeller but survived.
     

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    Ralph( Kidd) Hoffer and Duke 4th FG Debden
    Hoffer would often take Duke flying with him sitting him on his lap. When Jim Goodson was giving new pilots extra training before they went into combat, Hoffer and Duke would pull up alongside in close formation with the new guy with Hoffer ducked down so only Duke was visible.
     
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    Cool pics everyone! :thumbup:


    Wheels
     
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    #20 RabidAlien, Apr 13, 2010
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    ...Jim Duffy? Not sure the source, the site I found it on didn't give any information.
     

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