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Old 23rd May 2022, 12:00
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Identity of missing airman?

Hi,

I bought a portrait photo of a Luftwaffe flier with an inscription on the back.

It states he was lost on the 23rd November 1940.

His first name is Theo. I cannot make out his surname although it clearly starts with an A. I could not find him on the Fold 3 site.

Was he lost over England at that time?

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Old 23rd May 2022, 12:48
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Re: Identity of missing airman?

Hi Rick
It seems to be
BS: Gefr Theo Appel vm (Ju 88/4D+CN, 5/KG 30)
Appel is missing but was later legally pronounced dead.

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Old 23rd May 2022, 13:03
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Re: Identity of missing airman?

Hi JoMe,

Now you say it is Appel - it becomes obvious to read.

Was he on a mission to England?

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Old 23rd May 2022, 13:49
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Re: Identity of missing airman?

Hi Rick

Yes, thats what I have:
23.11.1940
II(5)/KG 30
Ziel: Humbermündung/GB - unbek. Ort (unknown location)
Ju 88 A-1 / 3125 / 4D + CN
FF/unbek. Ursache (unknown cause)
FF: Fw Georg Hoffmann vm
BF: Uffz Willi Schupke vm (+)
BS: Uffz Georg Gross vm
BS: Gefr Theo Appel vm (+)

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Old 23rd May 2022, 14:09
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Re: Identity of missing airman?

Many thanks JoMe for your information.

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