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Old 19th February 2021, 17:52
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Anyone ID this Hptm

Face is familiar-he has RK and is standing in front of a Ju 88
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Old 19th February 2021, 19:44
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Re: Anyone ID this Hptm

He looks a bit like Trautloft.
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Old 20th February 2021, 13:38
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Re: Anyone ID this Hptm

Hallo Chris.

I bid on that photo you got...nice photo by the way. No clues about the Squadron Geschwader codes on the fuselage of the machine? I guess no...by memory of the image.

For me this officer "looks like" to either:

Hauptmann Helmut Waldecker (I/KG 6) or

Hauptmann Friedrich Harries (7./KG 76)

But maybe other members can match 100% this man. Nice photo by the way and congratulations you got it!

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Old 20th February 2021, 18:58
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I would say Gerhard Korthals, later Major.
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Old 21st February 2021, 12:30
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Re: Anyone ID this Hptm

Doesn't look like Korthals in any of my photos and Waldecker was awarded his RK after capture (and his parting is on the other side of the head in my photos of him!). Not convinced it is Harries and definitely not Trautloft
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Old 21st February 2021, 13:22
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Re: Anyone ID this Hptm

IMO it bears more than a passing resemblance to Heinz Strüning.

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Old 23rd February 2021, 09:50
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Richard-agree. Wonder what others think
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Old 23rd February 2021, 10:23
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I agree, looks like Strüning.
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