Does anyone know any stories regarding German servicemen having Jewish Wives and what happened to th

Discussion in 'Germany' started by F for Freddie, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. F for Freddie

    F for Freddie Junior Member

    I read recently of a story regarding Major Von Cramon-Taubadel. I wondered does any body have any other stories of this? and what happened to them and /or their wives...
    The (below) 109E-3 has an interesting story attached to the markings. Major von Cramon-Taubadel was married to a Jewish wife, a fact which came to the attention of Hermann Goering during the Battle of France. As a result he ordered that the whole of JG 53 must remove their famous Ace of Spades badge and paint a red band around the noses of their aircraft as a mark of shame. In the Autumn of 1940 von Cramon-Taubadel was removed as Geschwader Kommodore and Goering told them they could reinstate their "Pik-As" badge; this they did but at the same time, as a mark of protest, all the pilots of JG 53 had the Swastikas painted over on their aircraft. Thus it is easy to recognise JG 53 109's late in the Battle of Britain as they have no Swastikas on them.
    This profile shows Major von Cramon-Taubadel's aircraft with the red band marking when the Geschwader were operating from Cherbourg and the Channel Islands during the Battle of Britain. The basic camouflage is a splinter pattern of RLM70 Schwarzgr├╝n and RLM02 Grau over RLM65 Hellblau sides and underneath with RLM02 Grau mottling on the sides. The cross, although of the larger size, still has the thinner white edges.

    Messerschmitt Me 109E-3
    Stab, JG53
    Pilot: Major Hans-Jurgen von Cramon-Taubadel (Geschwader Kommodore)
    Thevile-Maupertus (Cherbourg-Ost), France, August 1940
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