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Old 2nd March 2011, 14:44
Mirek Wawrzynski Mirek Wawrzynski is offline
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Japan officers on Eastern Front in 1941?

I have seen a few photos of delegation of Japan officers (military attaches from Berlin???) on Eastern Front (one I have just attached). May saomeone knows a little more about such travel: (time, place and who?).
Airfield looks as a Wester Front, done in summer 1941?

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Old 2nd March 2011, 16:40
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Re: Japan officers on Eastern Front in 1941?

Mirek,
I remember seeing a Japanese Delegation on Night-Fighter Squadrons ( on "Night-Fighters" a book Edited by Schiffer Publishing ). I talked with Major Martin Drewes, who told me he took a Japanese Officer to fly once. His friends wanted him to make some aerobatics, etc...but he told me he wanted the guy to enjoy what he enjoyed on flying over Germany...so, he showed the Japanese the beauty of the landscape on a very smooth ride...MAYBE the "same" Delegation did an overall Tour of Luftwaffe facilities, maybe Test Center, etc...A very interesting topic indeed. I do wish some "Expert Historians" will add what you are looking for...But, have you seen the picture I mentioned to you, on Night Fighters?
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Re: Japan officers on Eastern Front in 1941?

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from the photo/s looks rather, that it was official delegation in a "combat" uniton the Eastern Front, maybe on Western Front in summer 1941 or South-Western Front.
German had presented Japan, what they did captured attacking Soviets, maybe, it is my pure speculation, they wanted to show them the power of Russian and nesessity to support III Reich in war against Stalin, involving/provoking Japan on attack on Far East?

I suppose it was in July, August 1941, very early periond of Barbarossa.

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