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Old 3rd October 2010, 23:28
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Information concerning the Loss Feldwebel Ludwig Merz - 10.04.1945

Hi,

Could anyone provide information concerning the loss of Feldwebel Ludwig Merz on the 10th April 1945.

His death card states he was a pilot in a fighter squadron. Could you tell me with what unit, his aircraft and how he died.

Please see the scan of his death card below.

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Old 16th October 2010, 16:16
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Re: Information concerning the Loss Feldwebel Ludwig Merz - 10.04.1945

It seems he is proving hard to discover much about him?
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Old 16th October 2010, 22:36
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Re: Information concerning the Loss Feldwebel Ludwig Merz - 10.04.1945

Dear Rick,

at the date of his death was a big airfight with Me262 in that area but his name was not given as known pilot.
As you see he weared the "Frontflugspange in Gold". This means he was a very good pilot with a lot of missions. (I think over 300)

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Old 17th October 2010, 13:00
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Re: Information concerning the Loss Feldwebel Ludwig Merz - 10.04.1945

He might have been transfered to a Fallschirmjäger-unit to and been killed on the ground. In March/April 1945 this was not uncommon.

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Re: Information concerning the Loss Feldwebel Ludwig Merz - 10.04.1945

Your Merz , quite for sure was Lehrer at Stolp with 2.JG103 in 1944, source JB 12/88 there is a picture showing a group nd looks a bit alike he wears the EK I or II nd some clasp For 1945 we hv some losses pres. JG103 with no name or/nd no date,

Picture show a man in poss. in his late twenties , wonder why they toke pictures with their pilot helmet ??

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Re: Information concerning the Loss Feldwebel Ludwig Merz - 10.04.1945

Hi,

Are you suggesting that he was a trained pilot with lots of experience but new to fighter squadron?

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Re: Information concerning the Loss Feldwebel Ludwig Merz - 10.04.1945

I suggested that he was an "Erfahrene" pilot giving some of his experience to trainee-fighter pilots

Rémi

Article suggest, very on the trend to suggest that time, that he is quoted as missing at least for the author, Heinz Kalkowski probably a past member of the JG103

In the picture appearing also, are Uffz Jänichen, Fw kreul JG3 ?? , Kalkowski uffz Kehlinger nd ofw Striedecke
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Old 18th October 2010, 13:35
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Re: Information concerning the Loss Feldwebel Ludwig Merz - 10.04.1945

Hi All,
The VDK have just given me this detail on his unit:

Truppenteil; 1./Fl. Kp./K.G. 51

Hope this may help.
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