Ottoman Pilot Capt Aleattin

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Ottoman Pilot Capt Aleattin

Post by stevebecker » 19 Jan 2021 00:59

Mates,

Do you have any record of this officer?

He is shown as;

Aleattin Efendi Airforce Capt Trained Yesilköy 1916 (spelling in Ole Nikoljsen)

The name seamed strange, is he Turkish?

Cheers

S.B

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Re: Ottoman Pilot Capt Aleattin

Post by Tosun Saral » 20 Jan 2021 15:23

Aleattin or Alaattin or Alaaddin or Aladin is an arabic name commonly used by the Turks because of Alaaddin of magic lamp

There is no Yüzbaşı Aleaddin or Alaaddin in the flyers list during 1916 But there is a Yüzbaşı (Capt) Mehmet Alaattin Bezcioğlu. Army registration no: Hv.1337 (1921) P. 183 . He graduated from Officers course in Ankara during turkish war of liberation in 1921. He joined to the forces of Mustafa Krmal as infantry officer. In 1924 he joined te turkish air force and send to france for aviation edication. While serving as commander of the 53rd Hunter Company of 3rd Tayyare Alayı in izmir crashed down during a night flight in 2.3.1935. His grave is in Izmir Ai,r cemearty.
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Re: Ottoman Pilot Capt Aleattin

Post by stevebecker » 22 Jan 2021 21:45

Tosun,

Thank mate.

He's just one of a number of strange names given in Ole Nikoljsen book on the Ottoman Air force.

His spellings of Ottoman names, and even German names is some time hard to correct.

Its part of the fun of history.

S.B

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