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Old 14th September 2017, 08:27
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Ju88 L1+GM of 4/LG1 shootdown 12 Apr (?) 1942

Hi folks,

Just researching one of my Flugbuch for a Uffz Richard Hackethal of 4/LG1 and I am just trying to clarify what date he was lost over Malta. At the following link it mentions 12 Apr 1942 in Ju88 L1+GM:

http://aircrewremembrancesociety.co....304/index.html

But the last entry in his Flugbuch is 12 Mar 1942, a Feindflug from Iraklion to Elevsis in his usual mount, Ju88A5 L1+FM. I'm very much an amateur and am very happy to be proven wrong, but it does seem rather a large coincidence that his Flugbuch stops exactly a month before his supposed death. Link to a couple of Flugbuch scans on a thread I made over at Wehrmacht History Forums:

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/Foru...d.php?t=843342

Basically I'm just curious and wonder if anyone has any further information? All replies gratefully received.

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Old 14th September 2017, 08:38
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Re: Ju88 L1+GM of 4/LG1 shootdown 12 Apr (?) 1942

Si. I would say looking at the source which is Peter Taghon's book, April is correct & perhaps he had been on leave or not had time to fill in the FB. It is Eleusis by the way & I will reply to your email later today
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Old 14th September 2017, 08:40
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Re: Ju88 L1+GM of 4/LG1 shootdown 12 Apr (?) 1942

Wow...thanks for the quick reply, much appreciated. Appreciate you clarifying that...I just thought it was a coincidence...but I've been wrong before...once
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Old 14th September 2017, 12:57
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Re: Ju88 L1+GM of 4/LG1 shootdown 12 Apr (?) 1942

The Gen.Qu. loss report from 17 April 1942 confirms that Uffz Hackethal (spelling there: Hacketal) was on board.

12.4. 4./LG 1 Feindflug, Ort: La Valetta, Ursache: Flakbeschuss.
Ju 88 A-5 559 L1+GM 100%

F Ofw Waldemar Kremin vermisst
B Uffz Karl Schleiermacher tot
Bf Uffz Karl Seyffer vermisst
Bs Uffz Richard Hacketal vermisst.

Completion from 21 April 1942: Ändere Werk-Nr. 559 in 5559,
completion from 4 June 1942: Ändere Werk-Nr. 5559 in 5595.

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Old 14th September 2017, 13:40
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Re: Ju88 L1+GM of 4/LG1 shootdown 12 Apr (?) 1942

A Malta list shows Waldemar Kremin b 2-May-15 in Marienberg and Karl-Heinz Schleiermacher b 27-April-20 Bad Wildungen both as buried in Malta but moved to St.Michele Cemetery, Cagliaru, Sardinia in 1960
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Old 14th September 2017, 17:32
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Re: Ju88 L1+GM of 4/LG1 shootdown 12 Apr (?) 1942

Gentlemen, thank you all for the input, it is very much appreciated and a big thanks to Chris for all his help both on here and via email. I have to say, this forum constantly surprises me by how friendly it is and how willing we all are to help out complete strangers, unlike most of the rest of the Internet.

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