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Offline ClinA-78

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La prima volta - the first time !
« il: 12 Mag 2014, 19:39:44 »
Hello,

Since my Italian is improving slowly, I still prefer to write in English.
I was in Italy for Easter holidays, at my lovely casa, and took the opportunity to look for my very first crash... in Italy !

I have been South Spilimbergo area (PN), west of Udine, where I was investigating the crashsite of a 3./JG 4 Bf 109 lost accidentally on the 17/07/44 west of PROVESANO (Fhj.Uffz. RÜTH +). I found in that small village - I believe - the very last witness who remembered the accident very well. Unfortunately this brave man, a postcard collector and local historian living on the Piazza Risorta, could no more remember the location at all. Indeed the landscape has so much changed (from grasslands to cultivated and irrigated fields). However he still had a clear recollection of the German fighter crashed deeply into the soil and which made a large crater. I guess the wreckage is still there but to find it, in such a large area, should remain a nearly impossible task but who knows...

However the old man knew another crash, still involving a German fighter lost by accident, which occured about 200 m S of GRADISCA campanile (PN) in Summertime '44. I quickly found there - albeit very few - tiny bits of aircraft, however just enough to prove he was right on the spot.
Obviously I am still searching to ID this crashsite (the pilot was said killed in that accident).

I can send GPS point by PM if someone is interested to research further.

So this was my first findings - albeit slight - about wreckage researches in Italia. Stay tuned to this section as others researches would follow soon!

Ciao a tutti!

Nicolas 



Offline ClinA-78

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #1 il: 24 Mag 2014, 11:35:54 »
Ciao,

It appeared JG 53 lost some of its aircrafts in the area, for instance, on the 18th March 1944. On this date, at least 4 pilots are still missing (Fiume area) ! Others are lost nearby Maniago flugplatz as such as 2 Bf 109 shot down by P-38 2 km SE of the airfield.

The witness remembered both crashes occured at some days/weeks of intervals, so in Summer '44.

Best regards

ClinA-78

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #2 il: 24 Mag 2014, 22:21:15 »
Hello ClinA-78,
just returning home I look in the books of Pikas

Offline ClinA-78

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #3 il: 24 Mag 2014, 22:41:35 »
Hello Fabio,

I have some JG 53 verlustmeldungen if needed

ClinA-78

Offline ClinA-78

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #4 il: 02 Lug 2014, 22:00:20 »
Hello,

I will come back soon in the Friuli for holidays (at least) ! So if someone wish to research aircraft crashsites (UD area), fell free to contact me. This is a good opportunity to meet each other and share the same passion. I have some witnesses to meet and locations to find this summer.

Best regards

ClinA-78

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #5 il: 03 Lug 2014, 10:28:02 »
When do you think to be in Italy this summer?

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Offline ClinA-78

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #6 il: 03 Lug 2014, 16:17:52 »
From 18th July till 15th August!

Ciao

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #7 il: 03 Lug 2014, 16:27:16 »
Very good. Only during weekend, if possible for you. The perfect day for me is saturday...

Ciao

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #8 il: 03 Lug 2014, 17:47:48 »
Pay attention, nobody can move freely in that zone without inform the control tower on 368 3567171 :biggrin:
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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #9 il: 03 Lug 2014, 17:53:44 »
Somaro! [emoji12]

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Offline ClinA-78

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #10 il: 03 Lug 2014, 21:07:10 »
Private joke  ? :blink:

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #11 il: 03 Lug 2014, 23:53:13 »
Al is another guy in your team! [emoji2]

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Re:La prima volta - the first time !
« Risposta #12 il: 04 Lug 2014, 14:06:45 »
ROGER !

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