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Old 4th February 2016, 12:50
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eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42

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Old 15th February 2016, 12:31
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Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42

Hi,

Looking through Chris Shores Mediterranean Air War volume 2 he states very limited Luftwaffe losses for 1st May 1942.

Can anyone confirm if Ditsch was killed member of KGrzbV 400 crew or part of 1/LG 1 Ju 88 crew of L1+TL with Uffz. Kurt Beer?

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Old 29th May 2017, 13:42
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Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42

Don't know if anyone can confirm Ditsch was crew member f LG1 Ju88?
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Old 29th May 2017, 15:33
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Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42

Ditsch was not with Uffz Kurt Beer:
1942-05-01, 3./LG 1, Ju 88 A-4, 142035, L1+TL, Hart nordöstlich Port Said
Flugzeugführer Uffz Beer, Kurt, vermißt
Beobachter Ogfr Gebhard, Herbert, vermißt
Bordfunker Ogfr Fechner, Herbert, vermißt
Bordschütze Uffz Schulz, Heinz, vermißt
Unbekannt um 03.00 Uhr. Bruch 100 %.
It is possible that he was with this:
1942-05-01, 1./KGr.z.b.V. 400, Ju 52/3m, 40 km nördlich Agedabia
Beobachter Uffz Tenner, Ernst, verletzt
Bordschütze Ogfr Müller, Franz, +
Jägerbeschuß. Bruch ? %.

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Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42

Ditsch belonged to Sonder.Kdo Ju 52 MS (1./Minensuch-Gr. 1 d.Lw.) and was killed "Bei Aetna/Bengasi" on 1 May 1942.

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Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42

Was this a mine searching unit?

Was his aircraft shot down?
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Re: eBay: Walter Ditsch + 01-05-42

Yes, Minensuch means mine searching or minesweeping (Google translator) and no, I don't know how he was killed. I am not keeping any info hiding in my closet. If I don't tell something, I don't have that info.

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Thanks Matti for confirmation
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