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Old 8th May 2019, 21:03
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Norwegian pilot in Luftwaffe

Hi guys

I have read that a Norwegian pilot in the Luftwaffe participated in the attack against convoy PQ-18 - therefore KG26 or KG30 - and was shot down and taken prisoner; apparently his crew were killed. 13/14 September 1942.

Has anyone any information, please?

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Old 10th May 2019, 00:57
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Re: Norwegian pilot in Luftwaffe

According to the loss lists available to me, no Luftwaffe airman was captured during the PQ 18 battles. Most crew just went missing. The crew of a He 111 was rescued at sea by a He 115, and the crew of a He 115 was rescued by an U-boat.
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No Norwegian pilots joined KG 26 og KG 30 during the War.

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Old 10th May 2019, 23:19
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Re: Norwegian pilot in Luftwaffe

Hi guys

The story is mentioned in the 1943 book "Dynamite Cargo" (Cassell & Co) by American Fred Herman.

The next question - was this book fiction?

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