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Old 9th December 2011, 20:58
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Gerhard Bauer - was shot down somewhere over France but surrvived the II WW.

Hello Dears ,

I read this familly story but I still can not find information which Gerhard Zemke could be pilot of Luftwaffe (probably born 1921) .

Read this story here:

7-12-11
The “Gerhard Zemke” saga (Edith’s half brother)
http://guntherbauerfamily.blogspot.c...tallnacht.html

Some shorts:

" ... Reportedly, young Miss Zemke, who named her baby "Gerhard," and .... (...)

THE WAR YEARS:
Edith explains that, as a young man, Gerhard exhibited a great enthusiasm for airplanes and he dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot. When the war started in 1939, Gerhard was keen to enlist in the Luftwaffe. Eventually, he did that. It appears, however, that he was married by the time his military career began.
(...)
Gerhard and Frieda married. I’m guessing that that occurred in 1941 or so.
Gerhard joined the Luftwaffe and became a pilot. But soldiers occasionally went on leave, and Edith has a vivid image of an air raid (in Stettin? Bärwalde?), with Gerhard holding a large fire hose and being thrown around like a doll. Very comical. This might have occurred in 1942 or 1943.
During Gerhard’s military service, Frieda lived with Bertha and Hans. By 1944, the little family included Gerhard and Frieda’s first child, Gerd Udo.
Toward the end of the war—perhaps in late 1944—Gerhard was shot down somewhere over France and then captured. Ultimately he was put to work at a vineyard. The story is that he was treated very well by a fatherly French vintner or farmer, and Gerhard came to love his time in France. When, after a couple of years(?), he was told by authorities that he must return to Germany, he didn’t want to leave. But he did.
(...)

Eventually, Gerhard arrived from France. He united with his family and they eventually prospered.
Gerhard was very fond of Edith and would take her places in his car. Somehow, Gerhard always had some sort of car, even if it was little more than a converted motorcycle.
He was a real operator and he made money working the black market. He knew how to get things.
Gerhard had a ... ( xxx)
(...)
It seems likely, then, that Gerhard was born at least by 1921. ..."

.... "
On this list is only: Zemke Egon

http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety...anPilotsZ.html

http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety...anPilotsB.html

Have you any idea in which unit could serve Gerhard Zemke ?
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Old 14th December 2011, 14:07
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Re: Gerhard Bauer - was shot down somewhere over France but surrvived the II WW.

Here is more story about Gerhard Zemke and his photo :
http://guntherbauerfamily.blogspot.c...f-brother.html

".... It seems likely, then, that Gerhard was born at least by 1921. Gerhard eventually worked in the harbors. He was a hard worker, says Edith.
(...)
It seems likely, then, that Gerhard was born at least by 1921. ...."

Probably his aircraft but: Schweizer Luftwaffe, Fliegerkompanie 7 ???? (photo attached on famill web side) is it possible ? :

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t9tAIz5n0c...600/Me109g.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t9tAIz5n0c...400/Me109g.jpg

Has anybody his real birth date ?
As we know he surrvived II WW .
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