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Old 11th January 2021, 20:26
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Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

Hi guys
whilst researching the He 219 further I came across Ernst Heinkel's telex to Carl Francke regarding the comparison flight between a Ju 188 and the He 219 in Rechlin on 25 March 1943. If possible, I would like to know any further info on the following. I tried the usual method of all possible google searches to no avail except in a couple of cases which need further clarification. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. My comments and queries in brackets.

In this comparison flight these pilots flew the He 219 V1. They were:

Major Daser (?)
Fl.-Stabsing. Neidhardt (from the E-Stelle ?)
Fl.-Stabsing. Böttcher (E-Stelle Rechlin?)
Hptm. Jope (?)
Hptm. Grossholz (?)
Stabsing. Malz (?)
Flugk. Wandel (? - what does Flugk. mean)
Stabsing. Bader (Stabsingenieur Paul Bader E-Stelle Rechlin?)

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Old 11th January 2021, 21:24
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Re: Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

Rich

Off the top of my head.

Otto Malz (RLM).

Harry Böttcher was indeed Rechlin.

Flugk. almost certainly stands for Flugkapitän.

I could make reasonable guesses at a couple of the remaining names but I'll let others pitch in.

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Old 11th January 2021, 22:21
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Re: Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

a good start mate, thanks!
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Old 12th January 2021, 04:44
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Re: Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

Were Daser & Jope - Edmund Daser & Bernhard Jope, both ex-bomber pilots from KG 40?
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Old 12th January 2021, 10:33
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Re: Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

Daser was at Rechlin Oct 42-Apr 44 and Jope Oct 42 to May 43 or thereabouts. Former was I./KG 40 and latter 3./KG 40. There was apparently a Hptm Hans-Günter Grosholz (ex-KG 53 and SKG 10) at Rechlin in 1944
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Old 12th January 2021, 11:49
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Re: Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

thanks guys
I found a little more info from Ferguson's book, there's probably more in there, just a matter of finding it

Major [Edmund] Daser (formerly Kommandeur of I./KG 40 and base commander at Rechlin)
Fl.-Stabsing. [Karl-Gustav] Neidhardt (test-pilot from the E-Stelle Rechlin)
Fl.-Stabsing. [Harry] Böttcher (test-pilot from the E-Stelle Rechlin) - Steve Coates
Hptm. [Bernhard] Jope (of 3./KG 40 - Chris Goss)
Hptm. Grossholz (?) (Hans-Günter Grosholz (ex-KG 53 and SKG 10) - Chris Goss)
Stabsing. [Otto] Malz (RLM) - Steve Coates
Flugk. Wandel (?)
[Fl.] Stabsing. [Paul] Bader (test-pilot from the E-Stelle Rechlin)
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Old 12th January 2021, 11:53
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Re: Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

that just leaves the mysterious Flugkapitän Wandel
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Old 12th January 2021, 16:04
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Re: Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

Fritz Wendel?
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Old 12th January 2021, 16:16
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Re: Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

Wendel as opposed to Wandel was Messerschmitt's Test Pilot rather than a test pilot as Rechlin as far as I am aware
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Old 12th January 2021, 16:41
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Re: Help with info of some Luftwaffe test pilots

Pilot Rupprecht Wendel from Junkers. He flew the Ju 188 in den comparison flights with the He 219.
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