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Old 17th January 2006, 16:24
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I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN

Hello,

I search information about Lt. Kurd GMELIN, who was part of I./ZG I in April 1944 :

- date of birth ?
- was he "Staffelführer" of a Staffel in this Gruppe in April 1944 ?
- was he, later, promoted Hauptman ... and to higher ranks ? if yes, when ?
- was he appointed to other units after April 1944 ?
- claims from December 1943 ?
- fate in the course of the war : PoW ? WIA ? did he survive the war ?

Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you very much

Pierre
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Old 17th January 2006, 16:47
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Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN

Sorry, my finger has slipped : the first name of Lt GMELIN is "Knud" and no "Kurd"
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Old 17th January 2006, 17:17
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Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN

For birth, death and burial see
http://www.volksbund.de/graebersuche...70D124DD6528FF

Gmelin had a lot of claims in 1943-1944:
18.07.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin: HSS 15./KG 40 Sunderland £ 14 West/0555 13.14 Reference: CG MSS f. 211
26.07.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin: HSS 13./KG 40 Wellington £ 24 West/1745 200 nm. N.W. Cap Ortegal 11.20 Reference: CG MSS f. 212
01.08.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin 13./KG 40 shared £ 24 W/2733 360 km. S.W. Brest 15.52 Reference: CG MSS f. 212
02.09.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin 13./KG 40 Liberator II £ 24 West S/1753: at 1.500 m. 09.39 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr. –
18.09.43 Ltn. Gnud Gmelin 13./KG 40 shared £ 340 km. W.S.W. Cap Finisterre 12.07 Reference: CG MSS f. 217
29.11.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin 1./ZG 1 shared £ 24 W/2834 N.W. Cap Ortegal 14.10 Reference: CG MSS f. 218
12.12.43 Ltn. Knud Gmelin 1./ZG 1 Beaufighter £ 14 West N/0818: 300 m. 14.09 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.3
11.04.44 Ltn. Kurd Gmelin 1./ZG 1 Mosquito £ 14 West N/3880: 700 m. [Biscay] 09.36 Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr.4
11.04.44 Ltn. Kurd Gmelin 1./ZG 1 Mosquito £ 14 West N/3880: 700 m. [Biscay] 09.40 Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr.6


Gmelin was killed on 9 June 1944. His Ju 88 was hit by AA fire over Normandy during an early morning mission against the Allied landing and he was wounded, but managed to reach German lines before crashlanding. His crew brought him out of the wreck but he died the same day in an hospital.


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Old 17th January 2006, 17:33
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Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN

Merci beaucoup Laurent
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Old 17th January 2006, 17:54
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Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN

If you get my book 'Bloody Biscay' you will get all details of him and many photos of him, his aircraft and crew
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Old 18th January 2006, 12:09
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Re: I./ZG I - Lt. Kurd GMELIN

Hallo Babin,
just wait for our ZG/NJG-Vol.1 book. It will tell (shortly) about Kurt Gmelin.
The book wil be published at VDM-Nickel in approx. 3 months.
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