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BABIN 17th January 2006 16:24

I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN
 
Hello,

I search information about Lt. Kurd GMELIN, who was part of I./ZG I in April 1944 :

- date of birth ?
- was he "Staffelführer" of a Staffel in this Gruppe in April 1944 ?
- was he, later, promoted Hauptman ... and to higher ranks ? if yes, when ?
- was he appointed to other units after April 1944 ?
- claims from December 1943 ?
- fate in the course of the war : PoW ? WIA ? did he survive the war ?

Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you very much

Pierre
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BABIN 17th January 2006 16:47

Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN
 
Sorry, my finger has slipped : the first name of Lt GMELIN is "Knud" and no "Kurd"
Pierre

Laurent Rizzotti 17th January 2006 17:17

Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN
 
For birth, death and burial see
http://www.volksbund.de/graebersuche...70D124DD6528FF

Gmelin had a lot of claims in 1943-1944:
18.07.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin: HSS 15./KG 40 Sunderland £ 14 West/0555 13.14 Reference: CG MSS f. 211
26.07.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin: HSS 13./KG 40 Wellington £ 24 West/1745 200 nm. N.W. Cap Ortegal 11.20 Reference: CG MSS f. 212
01.08.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin 13./KG 40 shared £ 24 W/2733 360 km. S.W. Brest 15.52 Reference: CG MSS f. 212
02.09.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin 13./KG 40 Liberator II £ 24 West S/1753: at 1.500 m. 09.39 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr. –
18.09.43 Ltn. Gnud Gmelin 13./KG 40 shared £ 340 km. W.S.W. Cap Finisterre 12.07 Reference: CG MSS f. 217
29.11.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin 1./ZG 1 shared £ 24 W/2834 N.W. Cap Ortegal 14.10 Reference: CG MSS f. 218
12.12.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin 1./ZG 1 Beaufighter £ 14 West N/0818: 300 m. 14.09 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.3
11.04.44 Ltn. Kurd Gmelin 1./ZG 1 Mosquito £ 14 West N/3880: 700 m. [Biscay] 09.36 Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr.4
11.04.44 Ltn. Kurd Gmelin 1./ZG 1 Mosquito £ 14 West N/3880: 700 m. [Biscay] 09.40 Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr.6


Gmelin was killed on 9 June 1944. His Ju 88 was hit by AA fire over Normandy during an early morning mission against the Allied landing and he was wounded, but managed to reach German lines before crashlanding. His crew brought him out of the wreck but he died the same day in an hospital.



BABIN 17th January 2006 17:33

Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN
 
Merci beaucoup Laurent
Pierre

Chris Goss 17th January 2006 17:54

Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN
 
If you get my book 'Bloody Biscay' you will get all details of him and many photos of him, his aircraft and crew

Paul Stipdonk 18th January 2006 12:09

Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN
 
Hallo Babin,
just wait for our ZG/NJG-Vol.1 book. It will tell (shortly) about Kurt Gmelin.
The book wil be published at VDM-Nickel in approx. 3 months.
Paul


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