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    Default JU 352 crash 1945 Hitler's papers and Else Kruger

    I am researching the life of Else Kruger, Martin Bormann's secretary in the Fuhrerbunker. Post war she lived in my home town of Wallasey, Cheshire. It was believed that she died in a JU 352, at the end of April 1945, that was carrying Hitler's personal papers. Her luggage was found in the wreckage. However, Else did not leave the Bunker until the last moment with Waffen SS Brigadfuhrer Wilhelm Mohnke and they were then captured. Else eventually ended up married and living in Wallasey. Has anyone information on the last flight of JU 352 containing Else's luggage? It seems a couple of JU 352s left Berlin around the same time. Robin Bird author/journalist. achgelis@yahoo.co.uk

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    Hello Robin,
    Is this your woman?
    HO 405/32302 in TNA Discovery

    HTH,
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    Bruce, is this a ref to the national archives as i am visiting shortly Robin
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    Yes, Discovery is the name of their digital catalogue and HO405 is one of the Home Office records subsections. Go to ...

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

    ... and put HO 405/32302 into the Discovery search field and you will see the description of the file.

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    Bruce, thank you robin

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    Bruce, this looks like my woman, I will look her up at Kew.

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    just checked, the woman in the NA was born 1926 and would have been too young to be Else Kreuger, born 1915, unless she gave false age????

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    Did she marry? If so, doyou know when/who?
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    captain leslie james Wallasey registry office 23 12 47. The NA entry is an interesting coincidence. He died in Germany in 1995 but there is no record of Else's death. A mysterious woman with an eventful life but she did find some happiness with the officer who interviewed and then married her. RIP

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    There is a Kruger, E, d.o.b. 06/11/1911 in HO 405/3180. There are also a few other Krugers without birthdates given in the description. Nothing with 1915.
    When you are at Kew next week perhaps you can use their inhouse search to nail it down, as they subscribe to various 'family tree' search facilities which the public can use free of charge while on-site.
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