Werner Baumbach's burial - questions

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Werner Baumbach's burial - questions

Post by FANGIO » 09 Mar 2007 04:34

Hi everybody!
I recently bought a book about the life of Werner Baumbach written by himself: "Vida y Muerte de la Luftwaffe" -- Ed Niseos, translated by Miguel Trumpe from the original "Zu spät?".
There are several pictures in this book but there are two of my special interest (Nr 39 & 40). Both were taken at the German Cemetery in Buenos Aires during the funeral of Baumbach.
Maybe this is a silly question but is there any chance that anybody could identify the persons in both pics? I mean the german ones, maybe there is another former Luftwaffe pilot (besides Galland) in those pics or a former nazi personality (e.g. the man with Baumbach`s awards or the man behind the argentinian officer on pic 40).
Any help is very much appreciated.
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Post by Max Williams » 09 Mar 2007 08:21

The man on the right in 39 looks remarkably like one of the Argentinian Naval pilots who fought in the Falklands war of 1982. I can't remember if it was him who bombed the Sir Galahad or who unleashed the exocet against HMS Sheffield, but the pilot was interviewed on TV and he's the double of your man.
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Post by Panzerargento » 16 Jun 2007 19:05

The guy who bombed the Galahad was Carlos Cachon, the pilot who hit the HMS Sheffield was Augusto Bedacarratz, none of them are pictured above.

Nice pictures Fangio, wich is the date ?

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Post by FANGIO » 17 Jun 2007 19:08

Thanks Panzerargento!
No date is giving for that picture but Baumbach´s flying accident was on October 20, 1953 (Baumbach, Karl Henrici and Iván Viola died in that accident), so I suppose the pic was taken the day after or a couple of days after.
Hope it helps.
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Post by FANGIO » 10 Oct 2007 16:57

Thanks a lot for that link Jan!
Very interesting pic of Baumbach as a Hitlerjugend-Führer in that site, first time I see it.
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Re: Werner Baumbach's burial - questions

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 15 Oct 2009 22:53

Nice picture of Werner Baumbach...

Source : http://www.finearts-autographs.com/file ... -lwr_k.jpg
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Re: Werner Baumbach's burial - questions

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 19 Feb 2015 13:09

Date: 20-OCT-1953
Time: 11:00 LT
Type: Avro Lancaster I
Owner/operator: Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Registration: B-036
C/n / msn: 1455
Fatalities: Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: near Berazategui, BA - Argentina
Phase:
Nature: Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into Rio de la Plata about six kilometers off coast on test flight. Pilot Werner Baumbach (36) and argentine officer died. Aircraft commander and radio operator rescued. Ingenieur Karl Heinrich missing.

Source: http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=170463

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