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Old 23rd December 2011, 19:27
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Need info about German ace on picture
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Old 23rd December 2011, 19:40
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Re: Need info about German ace and British POW

Hi there Merlin,

The Luftwaffe pilot might be Josef "Pips" Priller",as Staffelkapitän of 1./JG 26 around October 1941.

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Old 23rd December 2011, 20:16
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Thanks very much Marc,i have this picture in my private collection.
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Old 23rd December 2011, 20:25
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Probably this picture is shoot on the same place

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Old 24th December 2011, 01:26
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Re: Need info about German ace and British POW

Hi Merlin73,
Great pictures, thanks for sharing them.
The RAF officer is Harry Prowse of 603 Squadron. He was shot down on 4th July 41. He is chatting to Rolf Pingel whilst Priller looks on.
Any chance of a better copy of the picture?
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Old 24th December 2011, 13:51
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I got the same photo of Pingel, Priller & Prowse in a batch of I/JG 26 photos a month or so ago. The same photo appeared in Priller's history of JG 26. Priller's 40th kill (if it is him) was Lamberton of 72 Sqn on 14 Jul 41-I have just written about this combat in a recent Britain at War
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Old 24th December 2011, 18:31
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Hi Gerry,thanks for info,here is the better resolution pictures
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Old 27th December 2011, 10:40
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Re: Need info about German ace and British POW

Anothre photo of Priller:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1611816...in/photostream

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Old 27th December 2011, 11:36
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Re: Need info about German ace and British POW

Hi Merlin and Mark,
Many thanks for posting these great pictures.
Good to see Harry Prowse. I wrote to him a few years ago in Brazil and was fortunate enough to get a reply. I wish I'd been able to send him a copy of this picture.
Many thanks once again
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Old 27th December 2011, 11:46
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Gerry: Did he say anything about his last combat? Reason why I ask is Pingel's intelligence debrief makes mention that it was Flak that got him. I am in touch with his neice by the way

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