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    Hi folks, my friend has this Luftwaffe Flugbuch and as my grasp of the german language is sadly limited to combat awards I wondered if anyone could tell me the name of the Pilot and what he was up to in 1940 ? Thanks in advance for any help, Regards,Paul (these are the only pages he has sent me thus far)

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    Looks interesting. Unless I'm mistaken he makes a claim for a Hurricane on the 16th & 25th August. And on flights 265 to 268 he flew on escort missions for air-sea rescue aircraft, LG-2 Bf-109's, Do-17's over London and also Ju-88's over London.

    Looks like he served with JG-27. I would say that his surname is Neumann and there were (at least) two officers with that name at that time in JG-27. Hauptmann Eduard Neumann who had no claims confirmed on 16th or 25th August and Oberleutnant Julius Neumann who did have a claim for a Spitfire on the 16th but nothing on the 25th.
    However, there was an Oberleutnant Ludwig Franzisket who had claims confirmed for Hurricanes on both 16th (over Portsmouth) & 25th (over Portland) August so it looks like those 'kill' entries reflect those of the group he flew with rather than an individual score and he could of been flying with Franzisket. The first part of the man's name looks like the abbreviation for Hauptmann (Hptm) so it could well be the Flugbuch for Eduard Neumann.

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    Eduard Neumann was awarded the DKiG on 11th May 1942 and for a time commanded I/JG-27 before commanding the whole Geschwader. He was wounded in June 1943 and from then on served in various staff positions. Finished the war as an Oberst with 10 kills, including two in Spain. He died in August 2004.
    That was a lot of typing if it isn't him!!

    I have just checked and it definitely isn't Julius Neumann as he was shot down over the Isle of Wight and became a prisoner in August 1940.

    I/JG-27 was at Graz in April 1941 on its way south to the Mediterranean Front and the locations in the Flugbuch for April 1941 seem to match that movement so I would go with it being Hauptmann Eduard Neumann.

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    Thank you so much sir, My friend will be well pleased thanks again for all your help and research kindest regards ,paul

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    Here he is: Eduard Neumann - Wikipedia

    And here is another photo and a self-penned story of his life: EDUARD NEUMANN, | Military Signature Archive

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    Simply Fantastic many thanks again

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