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Old 12th December 2018, 03:55
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Walter Oesau investigating a victory

A picture of (supposedly) Walter Oesau investigating one of his victims, which appears to be a B-26 Marauder. Any ideas?
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Old 12th December 2018, 12:13
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Re: Walter Oesau investigating a victory

Hi

Oesau never claimed any B-26's, and I wouldn't expect him to have.

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Old 12th December 2018, 12:20
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Re: Walter Oesau investigating a victory

Not convinced with the resemblance either
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Old 12th December 2018, 17:15
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Re: Walter Oesau investigating a victory

Probably not a Marauder, pants are looking as 1940/41 fashion

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Old 12th December 2018, 18:25
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Re: Walter Oesau investigating a victory

The skull with the lightning tongue is in a French art style. I don't know who the man in the photo is.
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Old 12th December 2018, 20:12
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Re: Walter Oesau investigating a victory

Your photo is of a B-17 tail gun position.
https://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-c...s_Position.jpg
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Old 12th December 2018, 21:50
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Re: Walter Oesau investigating a victory

Yes, that is Walt and yes, that is a B-17. I don't have any more information as to which and what time, but I am assuming 1943-ish, give or take.
As for the pants - that's again a Walt trait. He wasn't fond of change, so he'd more than likely be in clothes from earlier years. Took an order from higher up to get him to switch to the FockeWulf, so it would be assumed he'd be the same kind of twerp regarding his clothes.
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Old 12th December 2018, 22:26
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Re: Walter Oesau investigating a victory

Interesting. I was thinking he might be a technical inspector. He has a white glove on one hand, which is holding a device, and a cigarette in the other.
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