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Old 20th February 2011, 21:02
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Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

Hi,

Can anyone provide information on the unit and operational history of Feldwebel Hans Pirkl?

He seems very old for a fighter pilot.

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Old 20th February 2011, 21:16
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Re: Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

1942-03-19, Wiener-Neustädter Flugzeugwerke, Bf 109F-4, 13186, Wiener-Neustadt, Motorstörung. Bruch 100 %.
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Old 21st February 2011, 02:23
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Re: Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

Not that old by German standards. My uncle was 44 when he took over 9. JG3 during the BoB.
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Old 21st February 2011, 12:35
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Re: Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

Not sure what role he had when he died?

Was he a ferry pilot or test pilot or pilot in training?

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Old 22nd February 2011, 00:58
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Re: Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

Rick

Most probably he was a works pilot doing the Factory test before handing over the aircraft to the Luftwaffe.

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Old 22nd February 2011, 01:12
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Re: Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

Fw. Hans Pirkl was (had been) a pilot in 6./JG 2. He was wounded on 21 July 41, possibly during Circus 54, and bailed out of his F-2 near Frévent. He did not rejoin the "Richthofen" and served as a Wiener Neustadt test pilot until his fatal accident on 19 March 1942. A close comrade of Siegfried Schnell etc. Cf. Erik Mombeek 'In the skies of France' Vol II.
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Old 22nd February 2011, 18:13
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Re: Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

I have a few photos of him and he features on an 8mm film taken by the St Kap Frank Liesendahl
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Old 22nd February 2011, 21:47
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Re: Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

Like Chris, i have few photos of him if it could help you...maybe the same
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Re: Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

Hi guys,

It would be very interesting to see the photos.

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Old 22nd February 2011, 22:24
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Re: Information Concerning death of 34 year old fighter pilot - Hans Pirkl - 19.03.1942

So, i begin
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