Willi Resche´s Tempest kill from April 14,1945

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  1. seesul

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    Hello friends,

    believe most of you know the story of low level dogfight of Willi Reschke´s TA-152 vs Mitchell´s Tempest from April 14th, 1945.
    W/O Mitchell (486. Sqn, New Zealender) was KIA probably when his emergency landing failed.
    I´m looking for the picture of W/O Mitchell. Has anyone got this picture?
     
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    no new zealander here?
     
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    Roman I think I've got a pic somewhere in my files but it will be in our book with the mission covered quite indepth from Willi some years ago from a symposium he attended with Herr Loos and several other aces back in the 90's
     
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    Erich: Am I going to live to see this book hit the streets ?

    Charles
     
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    yes you will, give it another 10 years Charles ....... ;)
     
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    Boy ! Is that wishful thinking. Ten years ?

    Charles
     
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    wishful as to the extension of your life or the book being published ? no most likely another year, doubtful any more than that really, but again in might be 2 volumes, not sure just yet
     
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    OK Erich, let me know when the book will be finished.
    Willi Reschke got a picture of Mitchell but doesn´t want to show it to anyone which I fully understand and accept. It´s too touching for him. He stood in front of his grave during funeral. He got this picture from one New Zealander that wrote a book about New Zealanders serving in RAF during WW2. Don´t know the name of this book.
    That´s why I asked here...
    Willi Reschke´s son told me a nice story. He was in New Zealand in 90´s and because he knew that his father was in touch with one New Zealander due to to the book (about New Zealanders in RAF), he noted his address, found his house, knocked on the door and told him:"Hi, Willi Reschke says hello to you and I´m his son." This guy was pretty kicked out as he didn´t expect it...
     
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    Wishful as to the extension of my being. Put my name on the reserve list
    for the book.

    Charles
     
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    ...and mine just behind Charles.My wife likes to pay for the books sent from usa:lol:
     
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    I 'll keep everyone in touch I meet with the co-author/publisher one on one this summer
     
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    Is it Jerry or is it secret?
     
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    Im pretty sure its Jerry, cause thats the only publisher Erich talks about...
     
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    maybe, ............ maybe not !
     
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    Nahh he's working with Monogram. Should be ready by the 1st 1/4 of 3006?:eeeeek:
     
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    no it's March 3007............geez
     
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    Anyway guys, back to my question, no one has the pic I asked for?
     
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    Unfortunatly, the only pic I could find with him in it is this:

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    He's in there somewhere, but dont know which.....
     
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    So my chances are now 1:60:lol:
    Anyway, better than nothing...thank you. Hope one day after getting his portrait photo I´ll be able to identify him here.
     
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    Sorry man, I spent 30 minutes searchin and thats all I got.... W/O Mitchell isnt exactly a popular guy other than being shot down by the best prop job of WW2, by one of its best pilots...
     
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