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    Please Ross allow me this thread - a bit off topic - on the RAF Commands Forum:

    A Potez 637 of G.A.R./I/52 was shot down by Flak and Bf 109 and crashed 26-9-1939 at the foot of the "Fürstenhöhe" (a hill) near Sigmaringen, Germany. Two airmen were killed and initially buried with full military honours at Sigmaringen 29-9-1939. The pilot, Adjudant BRARD baled out (his name is not in the PoW-Register).
    Who were the two airmen initially buried at Sigmaringen ?

    A P51/Mustang of Grp de Chasse 2/33 "Belfort" was shot down 17-4-1945 near Einsingen, Ulm, Germany. 1/Lt DELUEGE was killed and initially buried by three French PoWs at the Einsinger Cemetery.
    Looking for the a/c serial and more info on the pilot.

    A P47/Thunderbolt of Grp de Chasse 2/5 "Lafayette" was hit by 8,8 cm Flak during an attack on the railway station of Immenstadt; the pilot Lt Roumet forcelanded near Isny, Germany. He was in German hands for a short period.
    Looking for the a/c serial and more info on the pilot.

    Who from our French RAF-Commands friends may have an answer ?
    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    In the Potez 637 n°46 of G.R. I/52 (Groupe de reconnaissance) not GAR the two airmen dead were

    ADC LAGARDE, bale out but killed
    SGT HEILTZ, KIA

    HTH

    Bertrand

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    Henk,


    F-6D 10-NA, serial 44-14605 lost on 17 april 45 with Lieutenant DELEGUE close to Ulm. Shot down by 109s? Groupe de reconnaissance 2/33 not GC !

    HTH

    Bertrand

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    Henk,

    Lieutenant Philippe Roumet shot down on 23 april 1945 still alive in 2004.

    I have not the serial of the P47.

    HTH

    Bertrand

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    Thanks Bertrand, much appreciated.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Lt Philippe Roumet mentioned on following website about Frenchmen who received pilot's training in the USA: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/patrice.laverdet/html/cfpna_vol4.htm

    Groet,

    Leendert

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    Henk,

    What's more: picture of Roumet on this one: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/patrice.laverdet/html/cfpna_volpilote.htm

    Regards,

    Leendert

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    Thanks Leendert for the links.
    Some more questions for Bertrand:

    Potez 637 - 26-9-1939:
    Do you know first name, matricule and fate of the surviving pilot ?
    Do you know first names, matricules, final burial places of Adc Lagarde and Sgt Heiltz ?
    What was the home base for G.R./I/52 ?

    P51 - 17-4-1945:
    Was it Deluege or Delegue ?
    Do you know first name, matricule and final burial place of Delegue/Deluege ?
    What was the home base for G.R./2/33 ?

    P47 - 23-4-1945:
    Do you know the matricule for Roumet ?
    What was the home base for G.C./2/5 ?

    and a new loss, looking for all possible info like a/c serial and info on pilot:

    P47 - 29-4-1945 - G.R. (G.C. ?) 3/3 "Ardennes" (based at ...?)
    Target: a road crossing near Stuben am Arlberg - shot down by Flak - SGC PAULY crashed on the railway station of Bludenz. Initially buried at Bludenz, exhumed and reinterred at Wintzenheim near Colmar.

    Regards and thanks in advance for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    I found as name Lt Delègue. See for an interesting link http://www.amisdumuseeair.tonsite.biz/pages/des_mustang_dans_l_aapag.html

    Loss of 44-14605 is mentioned here.

    Regards,

    Leendert

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    henk,

    It's Sergeant-chef Jacques Pauly. More about Group and pilot on http://www.calixo.net/~knarf/guerre/ardennes/pilotes/pilotes.htm

    Regards,

    Leendert

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