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Old 5th January 2006, 10:40
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Hi,

I'm trying to track down any details about a Jg52 pilot called Rudi Dschietzig. I know he learned to fly gliders with the Hitler Youth, and that he quickly transitioned to powered aircraft. He was assigned to Jg52, but after a brief career that included 3 kills during the Battle of Britain (??)...which also corresponded with three times loosing his aircraft through being shot down(!), once at least this ending in a soaking in the English Channel, he was transferred from fighters to either a bomber and/or transport unit.
Later captured, he was a POW in Britain and after the war settled in Staffordshire. I lovely man who worked hard, and despite illness, supported local school children with his terrific wood-craft skills, he sadly died last year before I could ellicit details of his aircraft or time with Jg52.
As part of a project, I'd like to build a model of this gentleman's aircraft.
Any suggestions?
Any help?
Thank you,

Terry Campion
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