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Old 2nd September 2012, 19:29
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Helmut Lipfert Book

Upon recommendation of kaki3152, I bought and read Helmut Lifpert's book. Very good reading and insight into the Eastern front air war.

Lipfert mentioned two things that had not occurred to me before in the airwar, nor have I seen any commentaries about such, #1, that he entered aerial combat against Bf-109s that were manned by Rumanians once they changed allegiance to the Allies, and #2, in one encounter, he started chasing a Yak which was circling, when his flight leader joked to him that the Russian pilot had already bailed out and the aircraft was pilotless.
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Old 3rd September 2012, 06:11
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Re: Helmut Lipfert Book

Hi Tony

Johannes Steinhoff once put in paperwork claiming a Russian fighter, this was questioned as he didn't see it actually crash, so why should they confirm it "well it was a single seater aircraft, the pilot baled-out.......I just assumed it didn't fly itself back to it's base, and land itself" he wrote.......The paterwork then came back 'unconfirmed'.

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Re: Helmut Lipfert Book

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#1, that he entered aerial combat against Bf-109s that were manned by Rumanians once they changed allegiance to the Allies.
I wrote about that particular incident, in details, from both sides, in my book Rumanian Air Force. The Prime Decade, published by Squadron/Signal in the USA.
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Old 3rd September 2012, 15:30
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Re: Helmut Lipfert Book

Thanks for the info. I will look into obtaining a copy of the book on the Rumanian Air Force.
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