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Chuck_Older
02-20-2006, 10:35 AM
Interesting, if sad. Also very informative. Personally I had assumed that any remains would be skeletal. Apparently not so:

http://www.armyairforces.com/forum/m_89245/tm.htm

Chuck_Older
02-20-2006, 10:35 AM
Interesting, if sad. Also very informative. Personally I had assumed that any remains would be skeletal. Apparently not so:

http://www.armyairforces.com/forum/m_89245/tm.htm

madsarmy
02-20-2006, 10:58 AM
Thanks for posting Chuck.

I don't know what to say really. Very Emotional.

T_O_A_D
02-20-2006, 11:06 AM
If I lived over there I would volenteer to help.

Thanks for the link.

SparrowThree
02-20-2006, 11:14 AM
My sister and Brother-in-law are civilian contractors working for CILHI. They do this kind of thing for a living.

A very rewarding occupation IMHO.

jarink
02-20-2006, 12:12 PM
It must be a very interesting and yet sad task to recover remains of planes and crew. Another place that's actively spreading information about excavations/finds like this is Pacific Wrecks (http://www.pacificwrecks.com/).

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-20-2006, 01:46 PM
Bump!

Achilles_NZ
02-20-2006, 02:28 PM
Interesting reading. Quite an honorable guy by the sounds of the article.
Thanks for posting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

wayno7777
02-20-2006, 08:06 PM
Thx for the link....

Markku38
02-20-2006, 10:19 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thank's for link...

Slickun
02-21-2006, 08:54 AM
"We just think its right to give these lads a decent burial and explain their fate to their relatives. We don't give a damn whose side they were on. Most of them were hardly out of their teens,"

Forever young.

May God Bless all of them.

What an awe-inspiring story. Thanks for the link.

Pirschjaeger
02-21-2006, 12:28 PM
Guyz! What luck!

The decision was made today that I should move to Mannheim, so, I will be moving there Thursday to begin work. I read this article and thought how great it would be if I can get involved but this stuff is always so far from me. I looked on the map and it seems these people are only 50km or so away.

Next week I´ll send a letter. It would be great if I can get involved. If I do I will keep you guyz informed, and post pics.

MLudner
02-21-2006, 01:08 PM
Good luck, I'm sure you'll be of use.

Pirschjaeger
02-22-2006, 08:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MLudner:
Good luck, I'm sure you'll be of use. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would love to be involved in something like this. I do have personal reasons since I have missing family that were LW pilots.

sy-subrc
02-23-2006, 05:17 AM
Here's a link to a great website which focuses on the history of lost aircrafts from all nations in the Saarland area during WWII. You will find lots of images, stories and background informtaions. The site is maintained in german and english. Really worth a look:

http://www.flugzeugabstuerze-saarland.de/

rnzoli
02-23-2006, 05:38 AM
WW II wreckage hunting is becoming the favourite past time activities for many. Not just out of interest and respect, but unfortunately the sales of these items also increase.

The remains of a Me-109 G6 wreckage was recovered only a few years ago, together with its unknown Hungarian pilot.
http://www.netlabor.hu/roncskutatas/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=28

Another one has been found late last year by "amateur" wreckage hunters, too, and it was a moving moment, when a formation of 3 military training aircraft decided to make a saluting low-level overpass with landing reflectors and gear down, over the wreckage pit and opened grave of the pilot.

Good that we don't live in those times. War was hell indeed.

joeap
02-23-2006, 06:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MLudner:
Good luck, I'm sure you'll be of use. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would love to be involved in something like this. I do have personal reasons since I have missing family that were LW pilots. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Didn't know that Fritz. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

OTOH love your sig..."resistance is futile"

HotelBushranger
02-23-2006, 06:26 AM
Thanks for the link. Especially upon just watching bomber crew, and the statistics that 55,000 men died over Germany is quite emotional. This is great, I think we should collectively send a big thankyou to this man and his wife. ~S~ To an honourable man.

-HH- Beebop
02-23-2006, 06:36 AM
Thanks Chuck.

He is a great man doing a great service.