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Old 22nd August 2010, 12:57
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Luftwaffe Training Unit Identity

On a photo of a pilot in training sitting in the cockpit the aircraft fuslage code is GQ+AC, could the training unit be identified please. The photo is likely to have been taken in the latter half of 1939 which airfield would the aircraft be based at,

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Old 22nd August 2010, 14:03
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Re: Luftwaffe Training Unit Identity

Hi, Brian...

This machine is listed as a Heinkel He111H-1 on the strength of Erprobungsstelle Rechlin, as per the Stammkennzeichen lists over on the LEMB website.

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Old 22nd August 2010, 14:29
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Re: Luftwaffe Training Unit Identity

Hi Paul,

Looks like my assumption on the last letter of the Fuslage code is wrong, the letters GQ+A are clear, but the last letter is partially blocked so it could be C,O or Q. The photo shows very little to identify the aircraft only a small section of the lower? wing trailing edge,the rear open cockpit and the cross and partial code. The Q partly covers a badge which may be the Bucker trademark.
Thanks for checking for me,

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Old 22nd August 2010, 16:06
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Re: Luftwaffe Training Unit Identity

Hi Brian
Can you post a scan of the foto on the Forum or send to me so that a positive ident can be made.

The Stkz series GQ+A . was used by Est Rechlin. Most of the letters from A to J were allocated to Heinkel types mainly He 111H. But the later letters were used by Henschel types.

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Old 22nd August 2010, 16:45
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Hi Tom,

Thanks, I have sent you a PM,

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