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Old 25th October 2015, 16:59
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Walther Dahl

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what plane was Walther Dahl flying when scoring his kills #86-125 ?

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Old 25th October 2015, 23:26
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Re: Walther Dahl

..who knows! He was awarded the Eichenlaub in February 1945. This was for 92 victories. Apparently, and by his own account, he scored his 100th victory on 1 March 1945, barely two months before the end of the war. The historians of JG 300 found no evidence at all for victories 100-125

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Old 26th October 2015, 00:35
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The historians of JG 300 found no evidence at all for victories 100-125
I know people who would say that there is no evidence at all for victories 40-100...

Seriously...

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Old 27th October 2015, 14:13
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..its a shame in a way most enthusiasts can't read his memoir 'Rammjäger' - there is of course a very good reason why it has never been translated. It's probably the worst Luftwaffe memoir ever compiled. That said, there are one or two areas where he's probably not too inaccurate ... but the historians of JG 300 produced nearly 500 pages of text without quoting once from it..
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Re: Walther Dahl

Does this dreaded book give a hint what he flew in the period Jan-Mar45 ?

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Old 1st November 2015, 17:59
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Walther Dahl was "Inspekteur der Tagjäger" from January to May 1945 and flew most probably a Storch.
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Old 2nd November 2015, 19:06
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Haha.
Seriously...what piston-engined fighter did he claim to have used ?

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Old 2nd November 2015, 21:00
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Walther Dahl

Hi guys

As can be seen this is another one of those pilots whose late war career is very murky. Definite statements are therefore very dangerous but it would appear his final claims were recorded with the Geschwaderstab of JG 300 equipped with the Fw 190 A-8 and A-9 and the remainder with III./EJG 2 equipped with the Me 262 jet fighter. Caveat Emptor.

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Thanks Leo, this is of help.
Also for the new English vocab Caeveat Emptor

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...from Johannes I learned that Dahl may have scored his last 7 kills in the Me262. Is this his highest possible jet total ?

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