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Old 29th January 2015, 19:13
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1./(F)123 Losses 1943

Hi Guys,

As some of you will know I have been researching this recon unit for many years and have compiled all the losses from 1939 - 1942. I managed to get all the NVM reports from WASt in Berlin before they became no longer available. I am hoping that some of our members can help with losses for the 1 Staffel for the year 1943. Any details would be greatly appreciated by myself.

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Old 29th January 2015, 19:19
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Re: 1./(F)123 Losses 1943

Unfortunately cannot help you but do you know who flew 1/123's 1000th operational flight on 18 Jul 42 as I have a commemorative plate made in Quimper to that event
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Re: 1./(F)123 Losses 1943

Chris,

I have the details and photos for that event, will try and locate and report back later.

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Re: 1./(F)123 Losses 1943

The aircraft that completed the 1000th mission was the 4U+KH crewed by Lt. Arndt, Fw. Kunze, Fw. Hoefs and Uffz. Hartwig.

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Re: 1./(F)123 Losses 1943

Thanks Melvin-here is the plate!

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Re: 1./(F)123 Losses 1943

Ah Chris, I have seen a similar plate to yours when I visited Fritz Schlichting in Detmold in 2004, he had the same plate hanging on his wall! Have attached a couple of images of the two plates he had and the original showing the two plates in the Staffel Album. He also had a carved model of a Ju 88 diving on England on his desk. Sadly Fritz is no longer with us, he was around 90 years of age when I visited. Hope you like the pictures.

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So there are at least 2 in the World-mine is sitting in front of me on my desk. Before I start delving deeper, anything more about the fate of Arndt & his crew?
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Re: 1./(F)123 Losses 1943

Not sure, I know that Arndt survived 1942 at least, hence my quest for the 1943 Italy losses!
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Re: 1./(F)123 Losses 1943

Melvin
Was Arndt a BO if so Hans Arndt Pokal 25 Jan 43?
Kunze FF Willi Pokal 25 Jan 43?
Günter Höfs BF Pokal 26 Oct 42?
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Yes, all those names are correct, thanks for that useful info!
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