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Old 4th September 2005, 18:12
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III/JG26 late war 'urban legend';

I recall reading in Caldwell's unit history of JG26 that late in the war, an unnamed enlisted pilot of III/JG26 complained that the brother of one of the Geschwader's 'names' was selling their rations on the 'black market'; I don't suppose anyone happens to know who this person is? Of course if he's still alive I don't want anyone to be sued for libel but if his name can be mentioned, I am curious to hear who it was;

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Old 30th August 2009, 00:49
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Re: III/JG26 late war 'urban legend';

Since that sort of stuff has happened in all militaries since the beginning of time I would not think of it as any big deal.
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Old 30th August 2009, 22:50
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Re: III/JG26 late war 'urban legend'

I agree that this wasn't an especially big deal, but I used it as one more reason for III./JG 26's low morale (markedly lower than the rest of the Geschwader) late in the war. My source, a III./JG 26 NCO pilot, did not want to be named, and I have no intention of violating a confidence. Since I had only a single source, you can call it an "urban legend" if you want, but all of his accounts that could be confirmed elsewhere checked out.

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Old 31st August 2009, 22:56
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Re: III/JG26 late war 'urban legend'

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I agree that this wasn't an especially big deal, but I used it as one more reason for III./JG 26's low morale (markedly lower than the rest of the Geschwader) late in the war. My source, a III./JG 26 NCO pilot, did not want to be named, and I have no intention of violating a confidence. Since I had only a single source, you can call it an "urban legend" if you want, but all of his accounts that could be confirmed elsewhere checked out.

Don

Hi Don; I NEVER expected to hear back on THIS one...let me clarify that I was interested in the identity of the black marketeer...of course if that info is also 'bound by confidence' then I understand completely.

Thanks again;

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