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8314
18th Mar 2021, 17:31
Here I found a bunch of pictures my grandpa took back in the days.
Unfortunately I have no idea when or where they have been taken. I just thought they might be of interest to some of you.
I just took them off the originals with my cell phone, so quality is not the best
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1399/img_20210318_164300_edit_459657498297048_b43207305e2c804ed06 d174006a989c11a8fb267.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1212/img_20210318_164316_edit_459639925650696_c3459ea340587f7f5be fde0129dc18f681add4f9.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1440x2000/img_20210318_164340_edit_459622579837678_8ec9ba7bb020073701a d3693c30d83c64b0e32fc.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1340x2000/img_20210318_164359_edit_459606703128305_7f6dfb6a13b1d17fee7 abbf2bddb3dbe461b4e50.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1282/img_20210318_164421_edit_459587323610600_1e23838c966c9030b47 b52616056ef3a6e77ec54.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1449/img_20210318_164443_edit_459569906243936_ba0d22cf23033d330b7 9185e18377e52223c582c.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1170/img_20210318_164553_edit_459455891067391_3ab6547182e6d62114d 5c6c4551a590d9884a408.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1136/img_20210318_164608_edit_459466450727806_18a4807b0d951270808 c6fba7e02938cf1023716.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1130/img_20210318_164625_edit_459475274974159_de7db63bfb2d61864dd 9eb307590b9aa47c586f3.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20210318_164654_edit_459482528461137_b56b0fe81f56c628c10 a6202d332f12096555164.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1316/img_20210318_174225_edit_459489420168427_760469947c36b4dad56 fe3ba53f36ada8aceaf42.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1176/img_20210318_164537_edit_459515487284569_97abe5dc5c0aa60e0d9 e9de3bab8d9b02d1bc1d1.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1242/img_20210318_164521_edit_459531012494463_3d91271435cef87054c fa47409e60dfc8451a140.jpg

eckhard
18th Mar 2021, 17:49
Great pics! I too have a German grandfather (the clue's in the name) but no pics to share, unfortunately. He served in WW1 but was already too old for WW2.
Also had an great-uncle who was a general in the wehrmacht and another cousin-once-removed who was a u-boot captain. After the war, he rose to the rank of admiral in the Kriegsmarine and had use of a Wessex at Portsmouth! We visited him sometime in the sixties when he was there, presumably on some sort of NATO detachment.
Another uncle deserted from the eastern front and became a successful German diplomat in the Lebanon, USA and Canada. I only wish I had quizzed them more while they were still around!

1. Fiesler Storch
2. ditto
3. ?
4 ?
5. Hurricane
6. ditto
7. Heinkel He-111
8. Dornier Do-17
9. ?
10. ?
11. Dornier Do-X
12. Fairey Battle
13. ditto

treadigraph
18th Mar 2021, 17:56
Think 3. and 4. may be a Klemm 35?

OUAQUKGF Ops
18th Mar 2021, 18:36
Fascinating photographs. Thank You !

tascats
18th Mar 2021, 19:43
8314 very interesting pics - thanks for sharing them

Great pics! I too have a German grandfather (the clue's in the name) but no pics to share, unfortunately. He served in WW1 but was already too old for WW2.
Also had an great-uncle who was a general in the wehrmacht and another cousin-once-removed who was a u-boot captain. After the war, he rose to the rank of admiral in the Kriegsmarine and had use of a Wessex at Portsmouth! We visited him sometime in the sixties when he was there, presumably on some sort of NATO detachment.
Another uncle deserted from the eastern front and became a successful German diplomat in the Lebanon, USA and Canada. I only wish I had quizzed them more while they were still around!

1. Fiesler Storch
2. ditto
3. ?
4 ?
5. Hurricane
6. ditto
7. Heinkel He-111
8. Dornier Do-17
9. ?
10. ?
11. Dornier Do-X
12. Fairey Battle
13. ditto

I think 9 is an Arkhangelsky Ar-2 ??

ericferret
18th Mar 2021, 20:08
SP-1XXX registrations were issued to Polish gliders.

8314
18th Mar 2021, 20:19
Interesting Info from you guys already, thank you very much, gentlemen.

Self loading bear
18th Mar 2021, 20:39
10. Is a Polish motor glider Kocjan Bak II

Jack D
18th Mar 2021, 21:16
Interesting photographs indeed , thank you for sharing them . I cannot be sure of course but some of the locations have an eastern feel to them ,purely based on the scenery and the general background .

Did your Grandfather spend some time on the eastern front, Poland , Ukraine or Russia perhaps ?

Self loading bear
18th Mar 2021, 21:59
8314 very interesting pics - thanks for sharing them



I think 9 is an Arkhangelsky Ar-2 ??

The only recognizable feature are indeed the 2 round windows

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1072x709/1ad48faf_fe62_467f_8db0_737dcfa25b3b_142155097ac260942ecbe32 d54dd51d6ee41817c.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1331x581/08b8f51c_dd18_4293_9bd4_1dfa8d4fa708_52bee29906ddadc1062a173 394a78bbcc331842a.jpeg

sycamore
18th Mar 2021, 22:04
Looks like the `Klemm`s prop has been `cropped `a bit..(pic4)....

8314
18th Mar 2021, 23:17
Did your Grandfather spend some time on the eastern front, Poland , Ukraine or Russia perhaps ?
Jack D, in deed. As far as I know, he started out in France but eventually was sent to the East Front. He came home from POW from the Soviet Union years after the war ended. He died when I was 3, so I couldn't really talk to him about it.

David Thompson
19th Mar 2021, 00:03
The downed Fairey Battle QT-L is L5200 of 142 Squadron which was destroyed in combat on the 11 June 1940 as part of the light bomber element of the Advanced Air Striking Force , some details here ; https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/22354 .

Max Tow
19th Mar 2021, 01:18
Interesting...the photos of the Battle wreck look more like a forced landing rather than the narrative of the pilot having baled out?

megan
19th Mar 2021, 04:24
look more like a forced landing rather than the narrative of the pilot having baled outAircraft can do strange things after the occupant has departed, the first is a F-106 that the pilot ejected from while in a unrecoverable spin, minimal damage, repaired and flew again, resides in a museum, the second a Mirage that the pilot ejected from after an engine failure in the circuit, most damage was incurred during the recovery, resides in a museum..


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/744x485/cornfield_bomber_field1_resize_md_6dcd994717721e0a15ae612c1b b911fc22b8b67b.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x453/mirage_a3_36_photo_via_sid_mitchell_a_2_sized_085de3875319e6 9b9d9defd6d3584f53fd530c07.jpg

ericferret
19th Mar 2021, 09:36
Aircraft can do strange things after the occupant has departed, the first is a F-106 that the pilot ejected from while in a unrecoverable spin, minimal damage, repaired and flew again, resides in a museum, the second a Mirage that the pilot ejected from after an engine failure in the circuit, most damage was incurred during the recovery, resides in a museum..


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/744x485/cornfield_bomber_field1_resize_md_6dcd994717721e0a15ae612c1b b911fc22b8b67b.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x453/mirage_a3_36_photo_via_sid_mitchell_a_2_sized_085de3875319e6 9b9d9defd6d3584f53fd530c07.jpg

Goes back to the WW1 when an RE8 landed with both of the crew dead.

C152_driver
19th Mar 2021, 14:46
Wow, those are great photos! The Do-X one must be quite a rarity. Thank you for posting them, Would you mind if I share these (with credit, of course) to a modelling group on Facebook? I know the folks there would be fascinated.

8314
19th Mar 2021, 15:13
Wow, those are great photos! The Do-X one must be quite a rarity. Thank you for posting them, Would you mind if I share these (with credit, of course) to a modelling group on Facebook? I know the folks there would be fascinated.
Go ahead, happy to share.

C152_driver
19th Mar 2021, 16:10
Go ahead, happy to share.

Thank you!

tangelo313
20th Mar 2021, 18:51
Amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing!

blind pew
21st Mar 2021, 09:40
Volkenrode 1945 with my late father in law..lancs..D-day +1..Bulge ..ghent..Belsen..RAF signals.
Any ideas of the aircraft?
Thanks
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1258/44fd7fdd_c976_43db_ad3d_8611e5f3157b_b60bc630652e4705aa80802 33d49c07d186b7aed.jpeg

Max Tow
21st Mar 2021, 10:15
Could it be this?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1169x689/edb701f4_b9fd_4a18_89d1_88126d790bda_1_201_a_01f435272b72fe3 8f9ad9823f6557f7765dbee81.jpeg
Prototype Bf 109V35 D IWAU WNr 9227

Would tie in with the test activities at Volkenrode? More on the Bf 109V35 here:
https://me109.info/web.php?lang=en&auth=e&name=version_display&auswahl_uv=255&auswahl_hv=1&versionscategory=1

blind pew
21st Mar 2021, 10:49
Looks right...kept his history quiet except when he was dying slowly of C. Talked about France during the Battle of the Bulge along the narrow muddy roads and his foot being stuck in a rotting corpse, horses blown up the size of elephants and popping..liberation of Ghent twice and Belsen. Silent hero.

Max Tow
21st Mar 2021, 10:53
Ditto my Grandfather. In my experience, most who experienced the horrors of war are reluctant to let the memories out.