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Old 29th July 2018, 22:15
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Information concerning the loss of Oberfeldwebel Matthaus Zeltsperger - killed 01.09.1943

Hi,

Can anyone provide information on the unit and loss of Oberfeldwebel Matthaus Zeltsperger who was killed over Ratana in Russia on the 1st September 1943?

He was an experienced flier with the EKI, Golden Flight Badge and Ehrenpokal.

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Re: Information concerning the loss of Oberfeldwebel Matthaus Zeltsperger - killed 01.09.1943

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Re: Information concerning the loss of Oberfeldwebel Matthaus Zeltsperger - killed 01.09.1943

Bordmechaniker, unit unknown. Born Waging 1913, missing in action 55km east of Lemberg 01/09/1943.
Believed to be buried at Solotschiw, Ukraine, the Volksbund hopes to move his remains to a military cemetery.
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Re: Information concerning the loss of Oberfeldwebel Matthaus Zeltsperger - killed 01.09.1943

1943-09-01, 5./TG 3, Ju 52/3m, 7443, 4V+HN, Lackie bei Slozow, 55 km östlich Lemberg
Flugzeugführer Fw Jäger, Willi, +
Bordfunker Fw Kornblum, Erich, +
Bordfunker Uffz Magulski, Waldemar, +
Bordmechaniker Ofw Zeltsperger, Matthäus, +
Absturz. Bruch 100 %. 13 passengers KIA and 2 WIA,

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Re: Information concerning the loss of Oberfeldwebel Matthaus Zeltsperger - killed 01.09.1943

Thanks for everyone's input.

Especially you Matti - big thanks as always. Thought I had done something to upset you!

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Re: Information concerning the loss of Oberfeldwebel Matthaus Zeltsperger - killed 01.09.1943

Strangely the Volksbund has his first name as "Mathies", probably a spelling error.
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