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Old 30th December 2005, 11:53
Jochen Prien Jochen Prien is offline
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Re: 109E of Oblt. Herbert Kijewski, StKap 5./JG3 8.40

Larry,

the name of the pilot of the Bf 109 E and F with the nick name "Schluck=Specht" is Buddenhagen; since I am at the office right now I can't check the Christian name but I seem to remember it was Horst. He was killed early in the Russian Campaign in 1941.

The German word Schluckspecht is entirely colloquial and describes a person who likes the booze and takes a lot of it.

Hope this helps.

Jochen
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