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Old 22nd August 2018, 22:53
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Nightfighter pilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold of 1./NJG 1?

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Does anyone have any information about p[font=&quot]ilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold, of 1./NJG 1, who flew a Messerschmitt Bf 110 nightfighter from Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland? Did he survive the war?

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Old 22nd August 2018, 23:55
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Re: Nightfighter pilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold of 1./NJG 1?

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No he did not survive. Crashed 43-05-19 at Rijense Broek / Rijen in Holland.
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Old 23rd August 2018, 01:49
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Re: Nightfighter pilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold of 1./NJG 1?

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No he did not survive. Crashed 43-05-19 at Rijense Broek / Rijen in Holland.
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Thanks Frans - was he shot down or accidental crash?

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Old 23rd August 2018, 08:01
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Re: Nightfighter pilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold of 1./NJG 1?

Hi,

When coming back from a mission during the night of 18/19.05.1943 he collided with the a/c of Lt. Alfred Meinke, 2600 m at 00:16 hrs. He and his RO Uffz. Kurt Müller were KIA in the ensueing crash. They were flying the Bf 110G-4,G9+AH, Werkenr. 6104. All this can be found in Michael Balss book about the Losses in the Deutsche Nachtjagd, Personalverluste. Hope this helps.
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Old 23rd August 2018, 15:00
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Re: Nightfighter pilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold of 1./NJG 1?

Thanks Dirk, appreciated.
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Old 23rd August 2018, 17:12
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Re: Nightfighter pilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold of 1./NJG 1?

Hello,

Here some photographs of their graves.

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Re: Nightfighter pilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold of 1./NJG 1?

What happened to to other plane when they collided?
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Re: Nightfighter pilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold of 1./NJG 1?

Both a/c crashed, only one crewmember (BF) baled out and survived.
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Re: Nightfighter pilot Feldwebel Karl Leopold of 1./NJG 1?

Hello Snautzer,

to the other plane:
Bf 110 G-4 WNr. 5372 2./NJG 1 G9+FK 100%.
Pilot Lt Alfred Meinke parachuted, KIA
ROp Uffz Kurt Huhn parachuted, safe.
The aircraft lost the left wing and crashed at Hulten north of Gilze-Rijen.

Sources:
Gen.Qu. loss return 21 May 1943 item 167
Michael Balss "Deutsche Nachtjagd"
Verliesregister 1943.

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Hello ,

According to the Kracker archie he had one known victory, a Wellington on 13 May, 1943.
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