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Old 21st May 2020, 12:57
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Willi Elstermann

Can anybody help me with a photo of Hauptmann Willi Elstermann from II./NJG 3 ?
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Old 21st May 2020, 19:23
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hello carsten,

wasn't hauptmann willi elstermann in jg 6?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagdge...nding_officers


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Old 21st May 2020, 20:00
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Re: Willi Elstermann

Yes, after NJG 3
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Old 22nd May 2020, 19:11
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Re: Willi Elstermann

Between II./NJG 3 and II./JG 6 Hptm. Elstermann was with Stab 2. Jagddivision in Stade. he was Ia with Obstlt. Lent.

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Old 22nd May 2020, 19:39
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Re: Willi Elstermann

Hello all,

.. is it correct then that he also served a stint with Stab II./ZG26 after his service with Stab 2. Jagddivision and before he joined JG6?

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Old 22nd May 2020, 19:57
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Re: Willi Elstermann

Correct. The first date I have him with II./ZG 26 as Gr.Kdr. is July 11th, 1944. Hptm. Günther Weyl was Gr.Kdr. II./ZG 26 until July 6th 1944, so Hptm. Elstermann replaced him. Could be that he was already there in the beginning of July, but the first confirmed date (from documents) is July 11th. When II./ZG 26 became II./JG 6 on August 4th 1944, Hptm. Elstermann became Gr. Kdr. II./JG 6.

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Old 22nd May 2020, 21:32
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Re: Willi Elstermann

And what did he look like ??
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Old 22nd May 2020, 23:20
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Re: Willi Elstermann

Thanks for confirming this John. And @ Carsten: I haven't got a clue what Elstermann looked like, I've no photo of him ..

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Re: Willi Elstermann

I have a picture of him but would like to keep that for my JG 6 publication in the future.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 19:00
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Re: Willi Elstermann

I fully understand, John. I guess that I will make the 2200 km drive to Freiburg and check his personel file. I will send you a copy of the file when I am coming home
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