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Old 19th March 2018, 00:02
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August Ahlf - Luftwaffe pilot

Hi,
I am looking for information about the Luftwaffe Pilot

(Ernst) August Ahlf

He used to be a Lufthansa Pilot in prewar and became PoW in 1940 or 1941 (he was then in GB, maybe in Canada, too). I was told he returned to germany in 1943 (???).

Any suggestions about unit and career?

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Old 19th March 2018, 08:13
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Re: August Ahlf - Luftwaffe pilot

1940-05-28, 6./KG 30, Ju 88 A-2, Bei Narvik
Flugzeugführer Fw Ahlf, Ernst, gefangen
Bombenschütze Uffz Schlag, Rudolf, gefangen
Bordfunker Fw Liedtke, Herbert, gefangen
1.Wart Gefr Trockel, Hans, +
Absturz ins Meer. Bruch 100 %. Fw Ahlf später verletzt zurück.

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Old 19th March 2018, 11:19
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Born 1 Jul 1915 in Tondern. EKM 62750/6. Believed shot down by Flak, 21 Oct 40, he was reported a POW in London
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Re: August Ahlf - Luftwaffe pilot

Hi,
thank you very much for the for the quick reply!

I am im contact with one of his nephews and he wanted to know more about his uncle. 20 years ago his old uncle told him about having a part in sinking the cruiser Effingham. But this ship was lost by an accident. Was it ever attacked by the Luftwaffe before?
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Re: August Ahlf - Luftwaffe pilot

There were many claims by KG 30 off Narvik, many of which were optimistic. I do have a copy of the official loss report if the nephew is interested

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Re: August Ahlf - Luftwaffe pilot

Hi Chris, thank you for the generous offer. I habe senden you a pm for further contact.

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Old 20th March 2018, 15:55
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I am away until Friday so will sort then
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