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Old 28th March 2006, 19:12
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Radtke, Siegfried: Kampfgeschwader 54

Does anyone know if Herr Radtke, author of Kampfgeschwader 54, is still alive and if so would anyone by chance have contact information.

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Re: Radtke, Siegfried: Kampfgeschwader 54

I was in touch with him many years ago.
I think that he passed away some years ago because his name disappeared from the list of the Traditionsverbaende published in the second page of the LUFTWAFFEN-REVUE.

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Re: Radtke, Siegfried: Kampfgeschwader 54

Hello,

according to Jaegerblatt 03/2001: Siegfried Radke, *30.09.19, +10.05.01.

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Re: Radtke, Siegfried: Kampfgeschwader 54

Karl,
thank you very much for the information.
Unluckily, Siegfried Radtke couldn't finish his second book, the history of the
Kampfgruppe 806 (then III./KG 54). He was working at this book when I was in touch with him in the nineties.

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Re: Radtke, Siegfried: Kampfgeschwader 54

Thanks Karl/Gianandrea,

Just out of curiousity did and/or has anyone compiled the information Radtke was putting together on Kampfgruppe 806 at the time of his death with the idea of completing the work?

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Re: Radtke, Siegfried: Kampfgeschwader 54

Quick question....I've just acquired this fabulous book to help research my Great Uncle and I am curious as to whether Radtke was aircrew who flew for KG54? My German is very limited and I couldn't see any mention of him in the personnel, but he signs off his intro as 'Hauptmann'. I've googled him but the only references I found were to his book and I found no reference at the Luftwaffe career summaries. Cheers!
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Re: Radtke, Siegfried: Kampfgeschwader 54

Uffz Siegfried Radtke was a Beobachter in 9./KG54. He was wounded June 5th 1943 when he baled out of Ju 88 B3+CT WNr 142481. There is a photo of him in his book on page 186.

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Re: Radtke, Siegfried: Kampfgeschwader 54

Thanks Rudi,

I assume the photo you mean is the crews sitting around a table and "Der Verfasser" means author?!

It may interest someone, or not of course, but my book is inscribed 'Dr Alois Fritsch' and I found an entry for 3/1/43 5/54 Ju88 BS Alois Frisch (same guy I assume?) vermisst. The book talks about P40s for this loss (I think).

Thanks for the info on Radtke in June 43, very interesting indeed and I really think I need to learn German....as I am half Austrian I have no excuse! Two pages away on 4/8/43 is my Great Uncle's (Karl Frass) entry....maybe he knew Radtke, never know I guess. But funny the same, the author, my Great Uncle and the original owner of my book were all in JU88 crashes with KG54 within 7 months of each other.
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Re: Radtke, Siegfried: Kampfgeschwader 54

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I assume the photo you mean is the crews sitting around a table and "Der Verfasser" means author?!
Yes, that's the photo I was referring to.

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