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#1 Edelweisse

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:03 PM

Hi:  A friend of mine recently contacted me asking for some assistance in ID'ing a German Luftwaffe eagle which was in a group from a girlfriend's Dad. Her Dad passed but he was in the B-17 "Stormy Weather" and it ended up being shot down & he was a POW.  Per  the daughter's story...all the insignia was taken from airmen who were captured but the Air Gunner badge was hidden.

 

When I researched the "Stormy Weather" tail#...I found three (3) tail#s

 

As far as the group...it's not for sale and I only have the photo from the front not the back.  POW wings, Air Gunner wings & Luft Visor Cap eagle

 

Just wanted to share

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#2 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:34 PM

Nice POW wing. Id love to see a pic of the reverse,

Kurt

#3 Sequatchiee

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 02:24 AM

Very Interesting ! Never seen before. Someones can share other photos ?

Thnaks



#4 katieony

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:27 AM

Very interesting POW wings!



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:46 AM

If you know the gunner's name, you can possibly go to the Fold3 website and find the missing aircrew report (MACR) from when the plane was shot down.  That will have the plane's full serial number plus the group and squadron he flew in.  Some of the MACR's include transcribed copies of the German reports from when crew members were captured.



#6 bobgee

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:26 AM

Nice little grouping. Love to see more. A friend of mine was a POW in Luft 4; 15rh AF; shot down over Poland in Sept 1944. Was wearing his gunner wings and they were not taken. I now have them  in my collection. Bobgee




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