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Old 4th January 2009, 00:53
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Erich Herfeld

Hello,

I'm trying to find more about the dogfight that resulted in the death of Oberfeldwebel Erich Herfeld outside Kristiansand on April 12th 1940. Is there a JG 77 Verein still active or other similar organisations that may have a picture of him?

http://www.stormbirds.com/eagles/uni...77/herfeld.htm

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Re: Erich Herfeld

There is a fairly detailed account on pages 256/7 of 'Fledgling Eagles'
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Old 4th January 2009, 19:12
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Thank you Chris, do you have the full title and author? I only come up with the "Fledging Eagles" by Christopher Shores (about LW school units) Is it the same book?, please excuse my ignorance

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It is the same book and is not about Luftwaffe training units but the War up to Battle of France
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Re: Erich Herfeld

Came across a photo of the grave to Herfeld.


His personal details:

Name: Erich Herfeld
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: 5./ (II. gruppe) JG 77
Dogtag ID: 5/69015
Born: 14.07.13
Dead: 12.04.40 (At Östre Randöy, east of Kristiansand)
Buried: 08.05.40 at the german "Ehrenfriedhof" Kristiansand, southern Norway, moved to Ekeberg cemetery, Oslo, after the war.
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Re: Erich Herfeld

Hello Tormod,

in JFV Vol. 3 are listed the first and only victory and the loss of Obfw Herfeld on 12 April 1940:

12.04.40 5./JG 77 Obfw Erich Herfeld Hampden (1.) 13.15 südwestlich Kristiansand B (= bestätigt/confirmed).
12.04.40 5./JG 77 Obfw Erich Herfeld + Luftkampf Hampden, westlich Kristiansand, 100% Bf 109 E (WNr. not known).

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Hello Tormod,

in JFV Vol. 3 are listed the first and only victory and the loss of Obfw Herfeld on 12 April 1940:

12.04.40 5./JG 77 Obfw Erich Herfeld Hampden (1.) 13.15 südwestlich Kristiansand B (= bestätigt/confirmed).
12.04.40 5./JG 77 Obfw Erich Herfeld + Luftkampf Hampden, westlich Kristiansand, 100% Bf 109 E (WNr. not known).

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Hello Leo,

thanks for the info. Herfeld went down with his machine here and hit a small island east of Kristiansand (see map). Part of the propellor was later retrieved and are now in a private collection.



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