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Old 10th June 2010, 17:14
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Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

The RAF interrogation on Hptmn. Rolf Pringel, Kommandeur of I/JG 26 is :
A.I.1.(K) Report No. 396/194, Report of the Me. 109F of Sta. I/JG 26 Brought down on the South Coast on 10/7/41.

This includes some material on reaction to the introduction of the 109F.

I assume that this would be filed in AIR 40 at the National Archives at Kew. Can anyone provide a more specific citation for it?

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Old 10th June 2010, 17:30
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Re: Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

David, one small correction, but shouldn't that read Rolf Pingel?

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Re: Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

Of course. That's the problem about posting before having lunch. One thinks about junk food.
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Re: Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

Hi David,

presuming that the report in question is 396/1941 then the TNA reference would be:

AIR 40/2406 INTERROGATION OF GERMAN AND ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR: REPORTS 301-400 Vol 12, 1941 Jun-Jul

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Old 10th June 2010, 22:02
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Re: Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

I have a full copy if it would help?
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Old 11th June 2010, 16:14
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Re: Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

Yes, thank you.
I sent a private message but got back "mailbox full".
Anything you could send could send would be most appreciated.
my e-mail is: davidisby[at]gmail.com

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Re: Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

I will try to find time this evening to scan it and e-mail the pages to you.

A recent edition of "Britain at War" magazine carried quite an extensive piece on the loss of Pingel over the UK and the subsequent loss of his Bf 109F whilst being tested by the RAF.
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Re: Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

Speaking of the loss of his Bf109F, here is a plate taken from that airplane after its demise. Note: the W.Nr. on the plate is a component number, not that of the aircraft itself (12764).
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Old 12th June 2010, 10:43
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Re: Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

And here is the Messerschmitt data plate from the tailfin of Rolf Pingel's 109F, together with a photo of actual plate in situ.

Again, not the aircraft Werke Nummer.

Does anyone know the relevance of the W.Nr shown here and how it might relate in any way to the airframe W.Nr?

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Re: Hptm. Rolf Pringel - Report in AIR 40?

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I will try to find time this evening to scan it and e-mail the pages to you.

A recent edition of "Britain at War" magazine carried quite an extensive piece on the loss of Pingel over the UK and the subsequent loss of his Bf 109F whilst being tested by the RAF.
Hello Andy,
Do you know which edition???
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