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Peglar 5th August 2011 14:48

Horst Petzschler + 16 May 2011
 
Horst Petzschler was born on September 1st, 1921 in Berlin, Germany and died May 16, 2011 in Wichita, Kansas. Horst had a distinguised career with the Luftwaffe during World War II. He flew with JG/3 and JG/51. During his relatively short career he'd flown 297 combat missions and had 26 confirmed victories to his credit. He was shot down on 13 occasions. One of his most memorable experiences was flying the Messerschmitt 262 twice, although never in combat. He immigrated to Canada in June of 1953. He moved to the United States in 1967 working for several different aircraft companies before finally settling in Wichita, Kansas. After his retirement, he spoke at numerous lectures and air shows held throughout the county and enjoyed sharing his experiences in the Luftwaffe.

Oberst 5th August 2011 20:20

Re: Horst Petzschler + 16 May 2011
 
He was a great man, It was honor to call him my friend for a brief time.

VtwinVince 6th August 2011 01:11

Re: Horst Petzschler + 16 May 2011
 
RIP.


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