Thursday, June 12, 2014

Major Adolf Dickfeld Farewell Ceremony

Send-off celebration for Luftwaffe ace Major Adolf Dickfeld as he leaves II.Gruppe / Jagdgeschwader 11 (JG 11) to take up his new post as a "General für Führernachwuchs im Reichs-Luftfahrt-Ministerium und Reichs-Inspekteur der Flieger- Hitlerjugend" (General of recruitment of the Luftwaffe in the Reich Air Ministry and Reich inspector of the Hitler Youth Aviation). The photo was taken at Jever airfield, Niedersachsen (Germany), 31 May 1943, and it also shows a Cossack band taken from Caucasus! Dickfeld performing these staff duties until late in the war. He was to return to combat, flying Bü 181 trainers armed with Panzerfaust rockets, against Russian armour and, later, He 162 jet fighters. He reputedly shot down a P-47 several weeks before the end of the war with the He 162

Book "Footsteps of the Hunter" by Adolf Dickfeld

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