Backside of a photo: plane shot down

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Backside of a photo: plane shot down

Post by Dimitrii » 09 Jan 2021 18:05

Hello everybody,

here is the backside of a photo: I can read it says memory to the first Aschuss but what is the French place on top of the photo?
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Re: Backside of a photo: plane shot down

Post by Hans1906 » 09 Jan 2021 18:22

The first word, I am not able to read, but:

"Zum Andenken an den ersten Abschuss am 3.Juni 1944."

Are you able to show the photo, not only the back side of the picture?


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P.S. The first word probably the name of the location..?
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Re: Backside of a photo: plane shot down

Post by Hohlladung » 09 Jan 2021 18:31

Dimitrii & Hans,

No Location, it reads Fortres.

So it is most likely a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

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Re: Backside of a photo: plane shot down

Post by Hans1906 » 09 Jan 2021 18:39

Armin, thank you very much,

probably the german person was not aware about the correct spelling of the english term "Fortress".

Now the inscription on the backside makes sense...


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P.S. In my photo collections, I have a series of photos taken by a german soldier, the man served in the "Marineartillerie", for example at
the battle for Sewastopol.
More than 80 photos, the former soldier, he inscribed most of his own photos with a pencil, in very short words.

Many years ago, I posted a handful of photos from the "Sewastopol" series in the german Forum der Wehrmacht, later, I found out,
that one of my photos was abused for other websites, the on the backside inscribed as the "Zigeunerkinder" photo.

For sure a very bad mistake, to post the three photos of the young boys back then, my personal fault.

The photos are propably in the internet forever, no chance to delete all this.


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Re: Backside of a photo: plane shot down

Post by Dimitrii » 09 Jan 2021 20:10

Aha! You guys are the best, thank you!
This is why a "peer revieuw" is always a good idea, extra pairs of eyes and a lot more extra grey cells always give you a better idea than what you could come up with yourself.

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Re: Backside of a photo: plane shot down

Post by Hohlladung » 09 Jan 2021 21:23

Dimitrii,

Is the pilots name/unit known?
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