Luftwaffe Photographic Intelligence Unit.

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Luftwaffe Photographic Intelligence Unit.

Post by ROGERRB » 23 Sep 2021 20:10

Does anyone know anything the above Unit?
The reason I'm asking is that I have about 40 photo's of Allied aircraft crash sites taken by a an Unteroffizier from the Photographic Unit between 1941-43; for an article I'm writing I would like to know more about the Unit and also, if possible, the camera he would use.
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Re: Luftwaffe Photographic Intelligence Unit.

Post by Larry D. » 24 Sep 2021 13:57

See this book - half of it is on Luftwaffe intelligence especially Abt. Ic (Bild)/Genst.d.Lw.

Kahn, David. Hitler’s Spies: German Military Intelligence in World War II. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. ISBN: 0-02-560610-7. Hb. Dj. 671p. Illus. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index.

Details on the camera equipment can be found here:

Wadman, David, John Bradley and Barry Ketley. Aufklärer: Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Aircraft & Units 1935-1945. Aldershot (Hants): Hikoki Publications, 1997. ISBN: 0 9519899 8 7. Hb (oversize). Dj. 272p. Pictorial with accompanying text. Dwgs. (incl. color profiles). Map(s). Tables. Charts. Glossary. Bibliography.

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Re: Luftwaffe Photographic Intelligence Unit.

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 24 Sep 2021 14:55

This might interest you. Rowehl is also mentioned by David Kahn in “Hitler’s spies”.
http://www.germanaircraftwwii.org/p/kom ... l.html?m=1

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Re: Luftwaffe Photographic Intelligence Unit.

Post by von thoma » 25 Sep 2021 03:11

A drawing from the Focke-Wulf Fw 189 handbook showing the Rb 50/30 camera installation and the stowage position
for the HK 12,5 hand camera.
Rb 50-30.jpg
Rb. 50-30.jpg

Rb 50/30 more info; https://flying-eyes.fandom.com/wiki/Rb_50/30
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Re: Luftwaffe Photographic Intelligence Unit.

Post by ROGERRB » 25 Sep 2021 19:29

I have a picture in front of me of the Luftwaffe photographer using the self same camera; is the photo above from the internet or is it from your collection as I may with to use it in my article?

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Re: Luftwaffe Photographic Intelligence Unit.

Post by von thoma » 25 Sep 2021 21:24

Hello ;

The picture was taken from Internet, as far as I know, the image is for public use.
I think it came from an auction, maybe Hermann Historica...
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Re: Luftwaffe Photographic Intelligence Unit.

Post by ROGERRB » 26 Sep 2021 19:27

Thank you..

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