The Death of Rudolf Gottschalk

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Laurance.Robinson
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The Death of Rudolf Gottschalk

Post by Laurance.Robinson » 10 Oct 2019 12:45

I'm going through the Suomen sodissa 1939-1945 menehtyneet sheets and came across Rudolf Gottschalk who went missing 'Englanti-Suomi'... I presume this means between the two places.

I am trying to find more information upon him. Was he visiting the UK for material or something?

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Re: The Death of Rudolf Gottschalk

Post by Mangrove » 10 Oct 2019 12:52

Laurance.Robinson wrote:
10 Oct 2019 12:45
I am trying to find more information upon him. Was he visiting the UK for material or something?
According to his service records, he disappeared during the Winter War while trying to ferry Bristol Blenheim Mk. IV "BL-127" from the United Kingdom to Finland

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Re: The Death of Rudolf Gottschalk

Post by Seppo Koivisto » 10 Oct 2019 16:36

The Blenheim he was piloting probably crashed in sea somewhere between Perth and Stavanger in bad weather. Hyvönen, Kohtalokkaat lennot 1939-1944.

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Re: The Death of Rudolf Gottschalk

Post by Laurance.Robinson » 10 Oct 2019 17:50

Thank you very much both of you

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