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Did any leaders of the Third Reich...

Post by AddyYarbrough » 29 Oct 2003 03:32

Hello,

Did any leaders of the Third Reich ever mention Manfred von Richthofen in papers, speeches, or diaries, etc? Was he ever mentioned or wrote about in the Third Reich?

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Post by Christoph Awender » 29 Oct 2003 06:34

Hello!

Of course he was mentioned and remembered. I am sure some forum members will bring more examples.
The example I can bring is the training manuals of the luftwaffe where several award bearers of theLuftwaffe from WWI are mentioned and honoured. Richthofen, Boelcke and Immelmann with photos on one page.
And as you maybe know there was a Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen".

\Christoph

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Post by AddyYarbrough » 29 Oct 2003 09:01

Actually I had known that, but neglected to think of it whilst I was posting. Must be alzihemers (sp?) kicking in. I also believe there was an Immelmann squadron as well.

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Post by LEVE » 29 Oct 2003 19:20

AddyYarbrough wrote:Hello,

Did any leaders of the Third Reich ever mention Manfred von Richthofen in papers, speeches, or diaries, etc? Was he ever mentioned or wrote about in the Third Reich?
On 16th November 1915, Göring became the leader of his JG 1 squadron after the death of von Richthofen. It would be interesting to know more of his take on von Richtofen.

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Post by G-man » 29 Oct 2003 23:43

On 16th November 1915, Göring became the leader of his JG 1 squadron after the death of von Richthofen
Richthofen didnt die till 1918 :oops:

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Post by AddyYarbrough » 30 Oct 2003 01:22

Actually, April 21st, 1918.


I swear, look into it.

April 15th - 20th is just amazingly ripe with historical occasions.

Red Baron's Death
Hitlers birthday
Oklahoma bombing
Tax Deadline
Columbine
United States entry into world war one (I think, i could be wrong)

and the list goes on.

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 30 Oct 2003 04:48

the "Immelmann" is a famous dogfight move that is still tought today i would bet the pilots of the luftwaffe knew this move well.

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Post by Ti.P » 30 Oct 2003 06:31

AddyYarbrough wrote:Actually, April 21st, 1918.


I swear, look into it.

April 15th - 20th is just amazingly ripe with historical occasions.

Red Baron's Death
Hitlers birthday
Oklahoma bombing
Tax Deadline
Columbine
United States entry into world war one (I think, i could be wrong)

and the list goes on.
actually a very important date in gemran history is 9. November!

9/nov/1919 the Weimar Republic was founded
9/nov/1923 was Hitler's Bier-Hall Putsch
9/nov/19138 was the reichkristalnacht
9/nov/1989 the berlin wall fell

and the Nazis celebrated(some vets i think still meet) the 9/nov after 1923

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Post by Mauser K98k » 01 Nov 2003 07:27

AddyYarbrough wrote:Actually, April 21st, 1918.


I swear, look into it.

April 15th - 20th is just amazingly ripe with historical occasions.

Red Baron's Death
Hitlers birthday
Oklahoma bombing
Tax Deadline
Columbine
United States entry into world war one (I think, i could be wrong)

and the list goes on.
true.

Doolittle Raid --April 18, '42
Raid on Yamamoto --April 18, '43
Waco --April 19, '93

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Post by AddyYarbrough » 01 Nov 2003 08:16

Good call on Waco I didn't even think about that.

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Post by Germania » 01 Nov 2003 09:16

Leibstandarte_reenactor wrote:the "Immelmann" is a famous dogfight move that is still tought today i would bet the pilots of the luftwaffe knew this move well.
The Immelmann turn is the move Immelmann is an Geschwader of Luftwaffe!

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Post by Mauser K98k » 01 Nov 2003 16:42

For those interested who don't already know, an "Immelmann" turn is a half-loop, with a half-roll back to level flight at the top, resulting in the aircraft flying in the opposite direction, with gained altitude (but decreased airspeed).
It's the opposite of a "split -S" which is a half-roll (to inverted) and pulling through a half-loop to level flight in the opposite direction with lost altitude but increased airspeed.

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Post by Bjørn from Norway » 01 Nov 2003 19:39

Mr Awender, you are of course right about JG2 "Richthofen".

Honestly, up to today, I believed it was named after Dr. Ing. Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen!

Career:

GenMaj 1.11.38, General der Flieger 19.7.40, GenOb 1.2.42, Generalfeldmarschall 16.2.43

1.4.38 - 31.10.38 Kommandeur KG257
1.11.38 - 18.7.39 Befehlshaber des Führungsstabes der Legion-Condor
19.7.39 - 2.10.39 Kommandeur Fliegerführer z.b.V.
3.10.39 - 30.6.42 Kommandeur VIII. Fliegerkorps
4.7.42 - 6.43 Oberbefehlshaber Luftflotte 4*
26.6.43 - 27.10.44 Oberbefehlshaber Luftflotte 2**
28.11.44 - 12.7.45 Führerreserve OKL and US P.O.W.

* also Befehlshaber Südost

On sickleave 27.10.44 - 27.11.44

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