1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 23, 2018 1:56 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Report of burial of a German pilot ww2

    Siggi Nightline Newbie

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      I do research for an unknown german Luftwaffe pilot, shot down by  117th CAV on the 09.April 1945 in the vinc. of Dörzbach.

      His plan crashed and he was killed. German local witness told me that the dead pilot was taken away by us soldiers.

      I found out, that at that time there was 254th Inf. Reg.(Company A, C and L)  part of the 100th Inf. Div  near this place.

      see report: 1730h #70  1320h

       

       

      Now my question, in which US documents I could find out more about the pilot, name and his Unit?

       

      Thanks a lot for helping

       

      Viele Grüsse

      from

      Germany

      Siegfried

      siegfried.neidlein@web.de

       

      117th Abschuß2  13.20.jpg

        • Re: Report of burial of a German pilot ww2
          Rebecca Collier Navigator

          Dear Mr. Neidlein,

          Thank you for contacting the History Hub!

          The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2) at the National Archives in College Park  has custody of the WWII Operations Reports in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- that include records of the 254th Infantry Regiment and the 117th Cavalry Squadron. These records may contain the information you seek. Please contact RDT2 via email at archives2reference@nara.gov

          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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