Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

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Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

Post by fabriekswacht » 23 Apr 2006 21:18

Hi,
has anyone any information about this airfield, planes, pilots,...They held their barracks at Brustem-dorp 125, Sint-Truiden. The airshelter they've built is still there intact. Some fundaments of the barracks are retracable. If you want to, I can send pictures of these.

Greetings from Brustem,

Fabriekswacht

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Re: Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

Post by -Michael » 26 May 2006 16:45

fabriekswacht wrote:Hi,
has anyone any information about this airfield, planes, pilots,...They held their barracks at Brustem-dorp 125, Sint-Truiden. The airshelter they've built is still there intact. Some fundaments of the barracks are retracable. If you want to, I can send pictures of these.

Greetings from Brustem,

Fabriekswacht
You had the SS-Wache St.-Truiden that was active on the airfield. The group was part of the Germaansche SS-Vlaanderen and was notorious for his actions against the resistance or terrorists. The SS-Wache was under supervision of SS-Untersturmführer Jan Morael and existed of two Züge.

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Re: Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

Post by Wybertus » 27 Jan 2012 16:27

Hi

I would like some pictures about Me 110 7/NJG and Reinhold ECKARDT in 1942. Also about Jan MORAEL and the SS WACHE.

Thanks.

Wybertus.

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Re: Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

Post by Larry D. » 27 Jan 2012 19:48

Wybertus -

I have a full page of details on Saint-Trond covering the May 40 - Sep 44 period under the Luftwaffe. I would be glad to provide it to you if you are still interested in the airfield and if you have any information and reports concerning the non-flying units that were there (Flak, Luftnachrichten, Horst units, Bau units, Nachschub units, etc.) and any reports on damage to the airfield caused by the numerous Allied bombing and strafing attacks. My information lists all of the flying units, most of the air attacks and many of the non-flying units.

Larry

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Re: Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

Post by zugindo » 27 Mar 2016 20:03

I am most interested in flight data photos & archives relating to Lt Otto Fries, du II./NJG1) Messershmitt Bf 110 operation flown on night of 29 to 30 December 1943 whilst on a mission from Sint Truiden, patrolling his box.
The Armstrong Whitworth Lancaster Mk.II - DS834 (KO-F) departed Witchford 17.28h & was shot down 29.12.1943 at 22h16 on farmland " Nelehof " at Tungelroij, Limbourg, NL upon return flight path leg, some 175 miles South of it´s intended course to cross over Terschelling Island on return leg to Witchford.
Some references made to this incident in the book ¨UNDER A BOMBERS MOON¨ by author Stephen Harris & ¨Bombers over Berlin¨by author Alan W. Cooper (Pen & Sword UK Publication) but regrettably with many mistakes & incorrect information.

LANCASTER DOWNED = 4 crew killed, 2 POWS & 1 crew (my father) evaded capture. That is another book worth writing.???

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/lee-jy.html

http://www.evasioncomete.org/fgunnelaf.html

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=14150992

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Re: Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » 27 Mar 2016 22:39

Hi Zugindo,
I just found 2 pictures of Otto Fries in the book in dutch language "Vinnige Valken - Vlammende bilksems written by Christian Vanhee en Peter Celis.
http://www.flashie.nl/T/TB/TB074545.HTM
Here are the two pictures extracted from page 218 and 219
Fries 1.jpg
Lt. Otto Fries (left) and Uffz Staffa standing before their Bf 110 G-4 (date unknown)
Both man were transferred to Venlo (Netherlands) in the month of may 1944.
Fries 2.jpg
Otto Fries as "Technischer Offizier (Techical officer) in february 1944.

I didn't know more and sorry for my poor english knowledge.
Kindly regards from Belgium
Prosper :wink:
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Re: Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

Post by Davidv » 16 Dec 2021 10:56

Larry D. wrote:
27 Jan 2012 19:48
Wybertus -

I have a full page of details on Saint-Trond covering the May 40 - Sep 44 period under the Luftwaffe. I would be glad to provide it to you if you are still interested in the airfield and if you have any information and reports concerning the non-flying units that were there (Flak, Luftnachrichten, Horst units, Bau units, Nachschub units, etc.) and any reports on damage to the airfield caused by the numerous Allied bombing and strafing attacks. My information lists all of the flying units, most of the air attacks and many of the non-flying units.

Larry
Hello Larry ,

do you still have the info from this airfield ? yesterday i was at the site .

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Re: Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

Post by Davidv » 16 Dec 2021 11:03

a couple of my pictures from there
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Re: Luftwaffe airfield at Brustem (sint-truiden), Belgium

Post by Larry D. » 16 Dec 2021 23:53

Hi Davidv -

I put what I had up on the internet. Go here:

http://www.ww2.dk/Airfields%20-%20Belgi ... mbourg.pdf

Scroll down to Saint-Trond (BELG) (a.k.a. St.-Trond-Brustem, Brustem, Sint-Truiden) (50 47
40 N – 05 12 00 E).

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