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Snautzer 4th February 2016 13:50

eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42
 
+ Africa

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-G...EAAOSw--1WrkPr

rickback4444 15th February 2016 13:31

Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42
 
Hi,

Looking through Chris Shores Mediterranean Air War volume 2 he states very limited Luftwaffe losses for 1st May 1942.

Can anyone confirm if Ditsch was killed member of KGrzbV 400 crew or part of 1/LG 1 Ju 88 crew of L1+TL with Uffz. Kurt Beer?

Thanks

Rick

rickback4444 29th May 2017 14:42

Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42
 
Don't know if anyone can confirm Ditsch was crew member f LG1 Ju88?

Matti Salonen 29th May 2017 16:33

Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42
 
Ditsch was not with Uffz Kurt Beer:
1942-05-01, 3./LG 1, Ju 88 A-4, 142035, L1+TL, Hart nordöstlich Port Said
Flugzeugführer Uffz Beer, Kurt, vermißt
Beobachter Ogfr Gebhard, Herbert, vermißt
Bordfunker Ogfr Fechner, Herbert, vermißt
Bordschütze Uffz Schulz, Heinz, vermißt
Unbekannt um 03.00 Uhr. Bruch 100 %.
It is possible that he was with this:
1942-05-01, 1./KGr.z.b.V. 400, Ju 52/3m, 40 km nördlich Agedabia
Beobachter Uffz Tenner, Ernst, verletzt
Bordschütze Ogfr Müller, Franz, +
Jägerbeschuß. Bruch ? %.

Matti

Matti Salonen 20th August 2017 17:48

Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42
 
Ditsch belonged to Sonder.Kdo Ju 52 MS (1./Minensuch-Gr. 1 d.Lw.) and was killed "Bei Aetna/Bengasi" on 1 May 1942.

Matti

rickback4444 20th August 2017 20:11

Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42
 
Was this a mine searching unit?

Was his aircraft shot down?

Matti Salonen 20th August 2017 20:24

Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42
 
Yes, Minensuch means mine searching or minesweeping (Google translator) and no, I don't know how he was killed. I am not keeping any info hiding in my closet. If I don't tell something, I don't have that info.

Matti

rickback4444 22nd August 2017 13:22

Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42
 
Thanks Matti for confirmation

Col Bruggy 21st November 2017 17:23

Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42
 
Hello,

On page 48 of Heinz Nowarra's, Minensuchgruppe Mausi mit der Tante Ju in den Kampfeinsatz (Flugzeug Publikations, 1995), there appears a photograph depicting two graves in the Western Desert. One cross is marked Flugzeugfuhrer Fw. Walter Ditsch, the other, Bordmechaniker Uffz Richard Lachmann. Both crosses have the emblem of Minensuchgruppe 1 on them, The other details on the crosses are difficult to make out, but the picture caption reads: Sie fielen in Einsatz mit Ju 52/MS in NordAfrika.

Any comments?

Col.


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