Egon Albrecht a brazilian ace in the Luftwaffe

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Egon Albrecht a brazilian ace in the Luftwaffe

Post by Newton30 » 01 Jan 2004 19:52

He had Brazilian pilots in the Luftwaffe? This age a curiosity that had, and I believe, many has since long date. But as to get this confirmation? It was a time that had little literature on the Luftwaffe, did not exist the InterNet with its innumerable sites and groups of quarrel. The beginning of everything was a contact with Bernd Beards, in Germany. Answering to a consultation, it it indicated me the Gemeinschaft der Jagdflieger, the Association of Fighter pilots, that congregate enthusiastic pilots and of all the generations. My contacts had been beneficial and for intermediary of Horst Amberg I had my first contact with Martin Drewes, that inhabited in Brazil since 1949. Martin provided the copy of a book where the name of Egon Albrecht, born consisted in Brazil. The "great hunting" started then to discover its history. To find data of the Brazilian pilots who had fought in the Second World War I is not easy. Clearly, we have the staff of 1º G.Av.Ca., of 1ª LINK, the ones that had acted in Brazil, but and of that had acted in other Air Force? Some we have the names, as John W. Buyers (USAAF), Charles Ronald Trery (RCAF), Frederick C. Tate, Ian Robert Mackintosch and Pierre Clostermann (all in the RAF). It is imagined then as to find the ones that had acted in Regia Aeronautica, Luftwaffe or other forces of the Axle? Recently Francis Marshal discovered a report of a collision between two Me-110, where all the members of the crew faleceram. One of the pilots was Brazilian! Its name, Wolfgang Ortmann. Already I gave beginning to the research and to discover a little of its history. Let us come back then toward Egon Albrecht. "official Photo of Egon Albrecht with its conderocações: To the left, below of the Eagle of the Luftwaffe the Deutsches Kreuz im Gold (German Cross in Gold). To the center in the neck, the Ritterkreuz (Cross of Knight) and soon below of the lapel two ribbons. The first one mentions the Eisenerskreuz to it (Cross of Iron) 2ª Classroom, second to the Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/2 (Medal of the Battle of Winter in East 1941/2) also known as Ostfrontmedaille (Medal of the Eastern Front). It was popularly call of Gefrierfleisch Order (Order of the Frozen Meat). To the right, from top to bottom we have the Frontflugspange für Schlachtflieger und Zerstörer (decoration for determined number of combat missions), Goldenes HJ-Abzeichen (in form of losango), Eisenerskreuz (Cross of Ferro)1ª classroom and below of it, to the left the Verwundetenabzeichen (decoration for wounds in combat. For the coloration in the photograph it can be of silver - up to four wounds - or of gold - above of 5 wounds) and to its side brevêt of pilot (in photographs the eagle does not seem to be in dark coloration, what it takes to assume me to be brevêt double of pilot and observer)" Already wise person who it is born in 19 of May of 1918 in Curitiba, in the Paraná. For intermediary of the Dr. Antonio Linhares I stopped contact with the Dr. Ruy Olympio, that readily carried through a research in the diverse notary's offices of registers in Curitiba. With great surprise, two children had been born in this day, both registered Egon exactly! One, baptized Egon Alberto Kummrow, son of Guillermo Kummrow and Cecília Kummrow. To another one, Egon Friedrich Kurt, son of Frederico Albrecht and Hedwig Elditt Albrecht. Contacts kept with Deutsche Dienstelle (WAST) had added few information on Egon, them did not have in its registers the name of its relatives. Which of them would be then the looked pilot? Finally a light if lit, when it was confirmed that the birth place consisted as Portão/Curitiba. Gate is a district of the City of Curitiba, thus sobrava only Egon Friedrich Kurt, the only one registered in the notary's office of Gate. Initially it believed that Egon Alberto Kummrow could have "germanized" its name for Egon Albrecht. What of fact it seems to have occurred is that Egon Friedrich Kurt started to use the family name of its parents, Egon Albrecht. Me it is a doubt, being its Albrecht parents, why it are registered as Egon Friedrich Kurt? Adoption? Son of another relative? Which moti

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Post by Topspeed » 21 Jun 2004 06:32

The picture has been taken long after Albrecht was killed. Plane has been savaged. Any info of the last flight ?

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Post by Newton30 » 23 Jun 2004 06:07

Egon Albrecht was credited with 25 victories. His total included 15 victories claimed over the Eastern Front and 10 over the Western Front, including at least six four-engine bombers. In addition he recorded 11 aircraft destroyed on the ground on the Eastern Front.

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
? 4.7.1942 16:18 Yak-1 1./ZG 1 8126
? 4.7.1942 16:27 Yak-1 1./ZG 1 8123
? 5.11.1942 8:25 I-16 II./ZG 1 44 853
? 22.2.1944 12:50 B-24 Stab II./ZG 1 S Pilsen
? 23.2.1944 12:02 B-24 Stab II./ZG 1 S Wels
? 25.2.1944 13:11 B-24 Stab II./ZG 1 40km NNW Brück
? 12.4.1944 12:13 B-24 Stab II./ZG 1 E Wiener Neustadt
? 26.6.1944 9:32 B-24 Stab II./ZG 1 NW Pressburg
? 26.6.1944 9:52 B-24 Stab II./ZG 1 Stockerau

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Signed private photo from Albrecht!

Post by frankandfrank1 » 24 Jun 2004 20:59

Down you can see signed photo of him.
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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 26 Jun 2004 11:51

Pilot's Life Story:

Were there Brazilian pilots in Luftwaffe? That era a question that the world maybe if he/she did. The answer is yes: Egon Albrecht.
Born in May 19, 1918 in Curitiba, in Paraná(Brasil).
The constant information of the book " Die Ritterkreuzerträger give Luftwaffe 1939-1945 " volume 1, they are:
" Hauptmann Egon Albrecht. He belonged to the 6/ZG 1 (later 9/ZG76) since 1940. In this Staffel, (later renomeado 6/SKG 210 and later again 6/ZG1 on January 1, 1942), it struggled in Russia starting from November of 1941, becoming his Staffelkapitän on June 12, 1942. It was favored with to Cruz of Horseman after 15 aerial victories and his impressive success against terrestrial objectives. In about 250 combat missions it was credited with the destruction of 11 airplanes in the soil, 162 motorized vehicles, 254 steep vehicles to horse, 3 locomotives, 8 anti-aerial cannons, 12 cannons anti-tank, 10 campaign cannons and 8 positions of infantries (bunkers). After the transfer of Gruppe for França Westerner section, at the end of July of 1943, he became Kommandeur of II/ZG 1 in October 9 of this same year, commanding with great success Gruppe in France, as well as in the defense of Reich.
In September of 1944 he joined to JZG23 flying BF109G-6 and later BF109G14 and FW190A.


from http://www.jzg23.de/dbioAlbrecht.html

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Egon Albrecht

Post by Douglas Jr. » 05 Jul 2004 02:13

Hi,

Here is a biography about him (in Portuguese...)
http://www.luftwaffe39-45.historia.nom. ... brecht.htm

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Post by USAFSMSGT » 10 Aug 2005 06:35

Regarding Kurt Steiner's message dated 26 June 2004, the information he posted was from a web page(http://www.jzg23.de/dbioAlbrecht.html) that is full of errors regarding Hauptman Egon Albrecht. The so called "JZG 23 carreer" listing is bogus, just by looking at the dates. The last statement regarding Albrecht joining JZG 23 in September 1944 is also not correct. Hauptman Egon Albrecht was Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 76 when he was KIA over France 25 August 1944. Several excellent web sites attest to this as does John Weal in his book "Messerschmitt Bf110 Zerstoerer Aces of Worl War 2."

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Post by Larry D. » 10 Aug 2005 13:25

....the information he posted was from a web page(http://www.jzg23.de/dbioAlbrecht.html) that is full of errors regarding Hauptman Egon Albrecht.


The internet strikes again.....the bastardization of history as we know it. If a million well-intentioned 22-year-old historians set out this morning to correct all of the misinformation, factual errors and disinformation on the internet, and they were willing and able to work 10 hours a day/7 days a week on it, they would be unable to finish the project before dying at age 85 and probably unable to do more than just put a dent in it. Fortunately, thinking people are still wise enough to grab a book and double-check what they see on the internet before accepting it as fact.

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Post by Rob - wssob2 » 10 Aug 2005 13:53

If a million well-intentioned 22-year-old historians set out this morning to correct all of the misinformation, factual errors and disinformation on the internet, and they were willing and able to work 10 hours a day/7 days a week on it, they would be unable to finish the project before dying at age 85 and probably unable to do more than just put a dent in it.


LOL! Well said, Larry D! That's because there are 1,000,001 22-year-old historians busy posting or replicating posted misinformation 11 hours a day, seven days a week! ;)

BTW why is this guy considered a Brazillian? Why it is so important that he's Brazillian? If his parents were German, the Third Reich would have considered him German.

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Post by Larry D. » 10 Aug 2005 14:12

Great post, Rob! Your sardonic humor is even better than mine! :lol:

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