Lt. Jacobs R.E. Rescues an Injured German Pilot

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  1. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    116640 Second Lieutenant Maurice Edward JACOBS Royal Engineers
    1st September 1913 Hull - 27th December 2004
    Commissioned 21st January 1940 (L.G. 1.3.1940 p. 1228)
    Promoted to Major and served with the No.251 Indian Dock Operating Company, Indian Engineers

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    Dover Express 27th September 1940
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    Yorkshire Evening Post 24th September 1940
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  2. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Thank you to these brave men most probably saving this German's life.
    There is humanity, even in fierce battle situations.
    Do we know the name and rank of the German? And what happened to him?
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  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Monday 23rd September 1940
    Uffz. Friedrich Dilthey, 4./JG-2 KG
    Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 (1969). Sortied to cover withdrawal of bombers returning from an attack on England and intercepted by No 72 Squadron Spitfires.
    Severely damaged in attacks by F/L. I. H. Cosby and Sgt. N. V. Glew and ditched in the Channel between Folkestone Railway Pier and Copt Point 10.00 am. Uffz F. Dilthey wounded in the shoulder also suffered a broken leg but supported in the water by a soldier who swam out to him and helped him into a fishing boat.
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  4. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Possibly Page 50: September 23rd 1940
    Monday 23 September 1940
    EDIT: Curses! Fastest fingers won!
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  5. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Thanks a lot, see also the following link

    Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 4./JG2 (W2+-) Friedrich Dilthey ditches in the Channel off Folkstone WNr 1969 23rd Sep 1940

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