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Old 11th November 2009, 13:14
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Re: What unit escorted the Ju 88 R "defection"?

Good find!

Just to be sure, there was a little typo in the number, it's 130341522888 and deals with a CD copy rather than an original.
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Old 11th November 2009, 13:56
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Re: What unit escorted the Ju 88 R "defection"?

Hi, Junker and all!

I believe the common mistake of referring to Schmid as Schmidt is the fact that this was the spelling used in the original loss record. People not very thorough in their research probably carried this on.

http://www.ahs.no/ref_db/lw_loss_det...p?lossid=33499

Will update record according to the data given in this thread

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Re: What unit escorted the Ju 88 R "defection"?

German spelling in international aviation literature is often pretty hopeless (Dornier Pfiel, Messerschmidt, Focke-Wolf, etc...) but if the Germans themselves messed it up...!
At least the Flugbuch leaves little doubt.
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Re: What unit escorted the Ju 88 R "defection"?

Well both the Namentliche Verlustmeldung von WASt and his service-records states Schmid.

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Old 11th November 2009, 18:01
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Re: What unit escorted the Ju 88 R "defection"?

hi,

the flugbuch of schmids ends before the flight to england. no further information about his "ferry flight"...

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Re: What unit escorted the Ju 88 R "defection"?

A recent video, I don't think it has been mentioned before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUJO9i8eiwU
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Re: What unit escorted the Ju 88 R "defection"?

Nothing new here for the likes of this forum & I would question copyright as many photos appear to have been taken from books? As to the film, jumps around from He 111, Ju 88A, Russian front......
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Re: What unit escorted the Ju 88 R "defection"?

Well said Chris.

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Old 17th July 2019, 23:40
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Re: What unit escorted the Ju 88 R "defection"?

I have my meals almost every day with Mr Scaman, one of the pilots that flew the escort. He has shown me his logbook. We have had many a good discussion about his exploits. I have been into model airplanes since I was 5 years old. We were discussing London and he told me he was there during the war. My jaw dropped when I found out he was a Spitfire pilot. His jaw dropped when I was able to tell him I knew the squadron code on his plane, the difference in rotation direction between the Merlin and the Griffon etc. He is 99 years old, walks as fast as a 30 year old and his mind is clear with very good memory. It is an honor to spend time with him. I copied and enlarged this discussion ( his eyesight is not great now) for him and he found it very interesting. He was given the lifevest of one of the crew, Schmid I think, but it was lost when he lent it out for a war bonds event. He has visited the Ju 88 years ago.
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You can tell him I was an honorary member of 165 Sqn, an association which no longer exists but I have Sqn records & photos of most pilots if his eyesight is up to it
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