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Old 16th March 2008, 23:06
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Re: Ofgr. Horst Rippert

Originally Posted by polpott View Post
he was the guy who downed antoine saint exupery in summer 44, near toulon in france. Horst Rippert is today 88 years old, and he says that he would´ve never done it if he knew.
See the other thread on this page. Evidence for Rippert's (belated) claim is lacking in the contemporary records.

In the past, there was an unfounded claim that Saint-Exupéry was shot down by a pilot of 2./NAG 13 named Heichele. Since Rippert apparently worked in broadcasting it seems likely that he would have been aware of this. If he was aware, he does not seem to have said anything to correct it.
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