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Old 12th January 2005, 06:27
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WOW Maj Dahl's FLUGBUCH!

This one is going to go for a pretty penny, acnwe stay in contact withe high bidder so we can see the entries.

The basis for Rammjager!
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Old 12th January 2005, 12:11
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Re: WOW Maj Dahl's FLUGBUCH!

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This one is going to go for a pretty penny, acnwe stay in contact withe high bidder so we can see the entries.

The basis for Rammjager!
Don´t believe Hptmn Dahl´s flugbuch has any connection with Major Walter Dahl. Maybe I´m wrong but... :?:
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Nice photo of a captured Hampden as well as a wrecked Hurricane in France. Shame no serials are visible

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Old 12th January 2005, 14:49
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Well it looks as though this is the log book of Maj Walther Dahl

Walter Dahl was born on 27 March 1916 at Lug in the Bergzabern region of Pfalz. He joined the army in 1935, initially serving in the infantry, before transferring to the Luftwaffe and becoming a pilot. He became a flight instructor in 1939. In May 1941, Dahl was transferred to the Geschwaderstab* of JG 3. He gained his first victory on 22 June during the invasion of Russia. On 10 July, Dahl was transferred to II./JG 3. By the end of October, Dahl had 17 victories to his credit, including three Russian aircraft shot down on 13 September to record victories seven through nine and a further three on 23 October, all Russian fighters (15-17). Dahl was transferred to 4./JG 3 on 13 December 1941 and accompanied the unit to the Mediterranean theatre. He claimed a Spitfire shot down over Malta on 1 April 1942, although this claim could well have occurred on 2 April. However, the victory was not confirmed and the “Spitfire”, actually a RAF Hurricane of 229 Sqn, managed to return to its base on Malta, albeit damaged. On 10 April 1942, Dahl was appointed Staffelkapitän of Ergänzungsgruppe/JG 3. At the end of April 1943, Dahl was transferred to the staff of the General der Jagdflieger. On 15 August, Dahl was appointed Geschwaderadjutant of JG 3 based on the Eastern front where, by mid-April 1943, he had raised his victory total to 51. Dahl shot down four Russian Il-2 ground attack aircraft on 26 October 1942 (34-37). Oberleutnant Dahl was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 2 December 1942 for 42 victories. He shot down two Russian LaGG-3 fighters* on 16 April 1943 (50-51). On 20 July 1943, Dahl was posted as Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 3, recently relocated to Münster from deployment around Kursk on the Russian Front. Here Dahl was to battle the bomber formations of the USAAF. He shot down two four-engined bombers on 6 September (52-53). He downed two more four-engined bombers and a USAAF P-38 twin-engined fighter on 23 February 1944 (59–61). Dahl led III./JG 3 against the Schweinfurt and Regensburg raid on 17 August but was intercepted by 222 Squadron RAF Spitfires. Five III./JG 3 Bf 109s were shot down including the aircraft of Leutnant Hans Schleef (99 victories, RK, killed in action 31 December 1944). Dahl himself had to make a belly landing near Capperath when his Bf 109 G-6 (WNr 18842) suffered an engine failure. Major Dahl was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 11 March 1944 for 67 victories. On 21 May 1944, Dahl was appointed Kommodore of JG z.b.V. He led the unit until 6 June before taking command of JG 300 on 27 June. On 13 September, he brought down a USAAF B-17 four-engined bomber by ramming.
Photos look the same.

Have a look at this site for details.

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/dahl.html

Sure this price is going to go up just slightly.

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Thanks Mark!
I confused the Flugbuch date and the Ar96 entries! Surely a hack aircraft. Just now I got the 109 << records.
Thanks again for the explanation and the link.
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Thank you for the information Mark.


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Hi all

Current new record? although it is a staggering log book for serious researchers/collectors.

1,121 Euros

700 GBP?

$1600?

Rough calculations and still a day to go.

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