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Old 13th May 2019, 18:17
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Identity of four Lt. pilots of prob. I./ZG1, taken before 15.7.40?

Dear all,

Who could help me identify these four Leutnant pilots of (probably) I./ZG1; the photo I believe was taken before 15 July 1940. The only know pilot to me is Lt. Knacke, on the far right.

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Old 14th May 2019, 07:24
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Re: Identity of four Lt. pilots of prob. I./ZG1, taken before 15.7.40?

A group photo I have of the officers of I./ZG 1 taken prior to April 1940 has none of these in it if this helps
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Old 14th May 2019, 08:43
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Re: Identity of four Lt. pilots of prob. I./ZG1, taken before 15.7.40?

Perhaps the photo was taken a couple of years earlier, when the Gruppe was known as II.(schwere)/JG 132? There is a photo of three young officers in Eric Mombeeck's series of books on JG 2, Volume 1, page 31. Some of these may be a match.
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Old 14th May 2019, 23:06
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Re: Identity of four Lt. pilots of prob. I./ZG1, taken before 15.7.40?

Thanks for your replies chaps. And Sidney; I've no info that Knacke did serve with II.(schwere)/JG132 before he joined 3./ZG1. I don't have the Mombeek book that you mention -perhaps someone who does could compare the officers in both photos and see if there's a (partial) match?

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Old 15th May 2019, 07:37
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Re: Identity of four Lt. pilots of prob. I./ZG1, taken before 15.7.40?

This picture was on eBay recently. Perhaps seller knows more
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:22
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Re: Identity of four Lt. pilots of prob. I./ZG1, taken before 15.7.40?

Hello Theo,

The man to the right of Knacke shows similarity with the Leutnant on the I./ZG 1 group photo to the far right but... still no names known to me. Will check my file of portraits pictures (partially unknown men of the I./NJG 1) whether there are any hits tonight.

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Old 15th May 2019, 21:27
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Re: Identity of four Lt. pilots of prob. I./ZG1, taken before 15.7.40?

Thanks for that Marcel -it would be great if you could find any matching faces. And Snautzer; could you please post a link to the ebay auction of the photo?

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Old 19th May 2019, 22:11
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Re: Identity of four Lt. pilots of prob. I./ZG1, taken before 15.7.40?

Hello Theo,

It took more time than expected but no other men of your photo do match with men of which I do have photo's but no names. On the other hand, I have several Leutnante in my 434 names list of flying personel of the I./NJG 1 which I can't match to any photo's... Grrr!

We should not forget that many men of the I./ZG 1 were not taken over in the I./NJG 1 whereas this last unit got many new members from other ZG units (or NJ-Schule).

So, unfortunately no further info... Best regards,

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Old 20th May 2019, 07:07
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Thanks a lot Marcel for making the effort -some you win, some you don't..

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