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Old 31st December 2005, 17:44
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Generalmajor Eduard Riesch

Generalmajor Eduard Riesch was shot down on Feb 17 1945 and killed. Does anybody have an idea what a/c he flew and what actually happened? It is said his plane crashed near Niesky/Silesia but until now I could not locate that place.

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Old 31st December 2005, 21:12
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Re: Generalmajor Eduard Riesch

Niesky is contemporary Polish Town Jawor nearby Legnica (Liegnitz).
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Old 31st December 2005, 21:50
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Re: Generalmajor Eduard Riesch

Michal, are you sure? I have Jauer as German name for Jawor. Furthermore I located a Niesky some 20 km NW of Görlitz in Niederschlesien.....could this be the crashlocation of Gen.Maj. Riesch' a/c????
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Old 1st January 2006, 13:06
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Re: Generalmajor Eduard Riesch

John, I am not sure if it is the case but names of villages in this area had been changed in the second half of 1930s for more 'Germanic' ones. Now, they are generally reverted back to the original meaning but this may add to the general confusion.
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Old 2nd January 2006, 14:15
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Re: Generalmajor Eduard Riesch

John,

I have found in one old map that Niesky should be German name for Jawor (and it is true that German name for Jawor is Jauer as well) and I know about Niesky in Niederlausitz as well. So, right know when I prove all of available Information I am able to say I am not sure. Yes, it seems that Niesky could be that town in Niederlausitz most probable.
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Old 2nd January 2006, 19:17
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Re: Generalmajor Eduard Riesch

Michal,

OK, thanks for checking. My maps of the Jauer/Jawor are recent but in Polish and German language. So this could be an old name for Jauer. I will see if I can check other records to verify death of Gen.Maj. Riesch.

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Old 3rd January 2006, 11:55
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Re: Generalmajor Eduard Riesch

John,

See for his career http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/
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- Riesch

Here you can also find the career of the father(?) of Rudolf Roesch.

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Old 3rd January 2006, 22:13
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Re: Generalmajor Eduard Riesch

Hello Jaap,

I am familiar with that site and the career of Gen.Maj. Riesch. My main interest is how he died. He must have died in a plane crash, that is certain from records I have.

Why do you think that Gen.Maj. Rudolf Roesch is the father of "our" Rudolf Roesch....? Accept for the fact there is a link with München?.

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Old 3rd January 2006, 22:17
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Re: Generalmajor Eduard Riesch

Look at the pictures. One face!
All the data fits.
I have send an email to Munich for details.

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Old 3rd January 2006, 22:41
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Mmmmm, I see some resemblance, could be. Let's wait and see what M. has to say........
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