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Old 29th November 2008, 13:19
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Seeking pilot identity from this photo....

Hi all,

Perhaps its a bit of a long shot, but hey ho, heres hoping!

I'm trying to find the identity of the pilot in this photo. I dont know anything about him apart from that he probably made a claim for a B-17 called 'Sachound' (42-31467, IN-J) of 613 Squadron, 401st BG(H). This B-17 crashed in at St Gerard, Ardennes, 10 miles south-west of Namur, Belgium. The attack on the B-17s were reportedly made by Bf109s on 2nd March 1944.



If anyone has an inkling as to who this pilot is, I'd be grateful for your help.

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S.

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Old 29th November 2008, 16:03
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Re: Seeking pilot identity from this photo....

Noticing the apparently white stripe on the wing of the aircraft in the background. Was this was typical of JG 2 aircraft in Tunisia?

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Old 30th November 2008, 19:06
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Re: Seeking pilot identity from this photo....

The pilot on the left with his mechanic is Uffz/Fw Willi Morzinek of 4 & 1/JG 2. Flying from Reims, on 2 Mar 44 he shot down a B-17 (his 11.5th kill) at 1407 hrs 20 kms SE of Charleroi, landing back at Charleroi 1442 hrs. before you ask, he is no longer with us
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Old 30th November 2008, 20:00
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Re: Seeking pilot identity from this photo....

Thanks to both of you.

Chris, can I just ask where you recognise him from, have you seen the photo before perhaps? Has it been published somewhere?

Many thanks for your help, appreciated.

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Old 30th November 2008, 22:24
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I have a copy of his logbook and all of his photos of which this is one
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Old 30th November 2008, 22:35
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Great stuff. Thanks for the info.

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