Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Obituaries

Obituaries Please use this forum to post obituary listings and death notices.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 14th September 2007, 12:39
FalkeEins's Avatar
FalkeEins FalkeEins is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Pas de Calais
Posts: 649
FalkeEins
Re: JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

thanks guys - the sources were indeed a little contradictory - "Pierre Martin" in 'Avions' magazine doesn't mention the Bundesluftwaffe at all. Post-war Reinert was "quickly released from a period of detention" and became a medical student, completing an arduous course of study under difficult circumstances before meeting and marrying an opera singer ...it would be interesting to know how/why the change of career came about as I don't have any specific info on his post-war air force service ..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 14th September 2007, 16:38
Leo Etgen Leo Etgen is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,055
Leo Etgen is on a distinguished road
JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

Hi guys

Neil, many thanks for confirming that he did study to become a doctor post-war. Indeed, the sources are rather vague and contradictory as the source that mentions his medical career does not once mention his Bundesluftwaffe career although it too mentioned that he married an opera singer! Obviously this source was based upon the Avions article mentioned by you. However, he certainly did serve in the Bundesluftwaffe from 1 April 1956 when he joined with rank of Major until 30 September 1972 when he retired with rank of Oberstleutnant. Why the career change remains a mystery to me as well.

Horrido!

Leo
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 14th September 2007, 16:38
RolandF RolandF is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 847
RolandF is on a distinguished road
Re: JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

Concerning the fact that as a gynaecologist you would have had a hard job with the Bundesluftwaffe at that time I presume he worked there as a military surgeon...

Cheers

Roland
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 14th September 2007, 19:17
Tom Semenza Tom Semenza is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 527
Tom Semenza
Re: JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

Leo,

Thanks for clearing that up. It certainly makes more sense.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 19th September 2007, 23:19
Kurt Braatz Kurt Braatz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Germany (Bavaria)
Posts: 82
Kurt Braatz is on a distinguished road
Re: JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert re-entered service as Hauptmann in 1956 and retired as Oberstleutnant Sept 30, 1972. Til 1964, he flew with fighter bomber wings JaboG 31, JaboG 33 and 35, being posted to staff of 3rd Luftwaffen-Division in Muenster afterwards. He ended his career as base commander in Westerland.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 20th September 2007, 01:22
VtwinVince VtwinVince is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 466
VtwinVince is on a distinguished road
Re: JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

Sorry to hear this news, Herr Reinert was always willing to help out enthusiasts and historians alike with requests. "Heil Dir im Siegerkranz, Herr Hauptmann".
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 26th November 2007, 22:32
jurgen7 jurgen7 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1
jurgen7 is on a distinguished road
Re: JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

My father was fighter pilot on Mig-21.For me,when a pilot die ,somethink is broken in my hart.Rest in peace,Herr Reinert.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12th November 2012, 23:24
KrisJG3 KrisJG3 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Emsland Germany // Stettin (Pommern) Poland
Posts: 807
KrisJG3 is on a distinguished road
Re: JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert (2 Februari 1919 - 5 September 2007)
Ritterkreuz (1 Juli 1942) : Unteroffizier dan Flugzeugführer 4./JG 77
Eichenlaub #131 (6 Oktober 1942) : Feldwebel dan Flugzeugführer 4./JG 77
Schwerter #130 (1 Februari 1945) : Oberleutnant dan Staffelkapitän 14./JG 27
Pangkat terakhir: Hauptmann

Source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tye9LMnzPN...ing%2Bace2.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 2nd May 2018, 14:00
knusel's Avatar
knusel knusel is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Posts: 1,033
knusel is on a distinguished road
Re: JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

Good morning,

did Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert fly the Macchi M.C.205 in October-December 1943 ?

Cheers,

Michael
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 2nd May 2018, 15:32
Bookman Bookman is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 25
Bookman is on a distinguished road
Re: JG 77, Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert passed away

He often attended our JG.27 veterans reunions, as he served after being transferred from JG.77. His personality somehow did not please his superior(s) there. His expression was "Ich war immer ein 'sunny boy'". He was photographed in agfacolor on the cover of a 1943 edition of "Die Wehrmacht" a photograph often reproduced. Again photographed in an edition of "Der Adler" during the fighting in Italy, with a fighter unit. Rejoining the Bundesluftwaffe, he was again photographed in color on the cover of "Flug Revue", with new airmen of his unit , during a pre-flight briefing, beside his aircraft. The caption referred to him as a former staffelkapitan of JG. 27. Former Bundeswehr airmen wrote remeniscences of him after his passing. Most notable was when arriving for first posting to his unit, a pilot noticed a figure on the ground firing at him (he thought) shortly before landing. It was Reinert, shooting away at geese who may have endangered the aircraft by bird strike. He also flew with his wingman (Zeno Bauml) in the rear compartment of his 109 during a retreat when he shot down a British Grumman Martlet. A post landing photograph exists of Bauml energetically relating the incident, can't find my copy but it was published somewhere. His degree was as a "Naturopath" and I did have a consultation with him, a very knowledgeable and earnest Doctor.
As for the Macchi use in JG.77, the former adjutant Fritz Broschaitis (nicknamed bronchitis!) related the use of that aircraft but the men we spoke to (at reunions) admired the aircraft, but NOT the throttle, which was the reverse of the usual, i.e. Forward was to retard the throttle, and rearward accelerated it. Most of the men I spoke to did fly it, but we're not forced to if uncomfortable with it. While the workmanship was praised, the spare parts availability was certainly not. Broschaitis was also in JG. 27, and later in the Bundesluftwaffe, a friend of Reinert there as well as in wartime. If memory serves me well, Reinert did fly the Macchi, but not much. His contemporaries spoke of him as a 'natural' flyer, a very high compliment.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ofw Wilhelm Baumgartner .9/ JG 77 Adriano Baumgartner Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 7 28th February 2007 19:33
Mysterious loss of Major Wilhelm Knapp bakerman Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 0 23rd October 2006 18:14
A Hungarian ace passed away Csaba B. Stenge Obituaries 6 19th July 2006 08:59


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net