I am a vollunteer at the museum where we have sme parts off his shot down plane. I am putting up a website and a database with all claims of this german ace.
a photo off the parts can be found at www.arg1940-1945.nl
aditinal photos can be taken by me any time. any chance of trading your photos, anly to be used at our museum?
For 2 years, my eldest sons of 16' & 17’ (now) and myself have been making a "duty of memory" in favor of the british crew of a RAF Bomber shot down by Hptm August GEIGER some 67 years ago next to our home.
Googling on the net, we recently discovered that you were making searches concerning Hptm August GEIGER.
The fact that your webname relates to the marks of GEIGER’s Bf110, tend to make us thinking that you may be a relative. We now would like to be in contact with you.
Living in the Ardennes near Bouillon (south of Belgium), we've been interested in the search of elements related to the fall of this RAF bomber. A cross is still visible in the vicinity of the village of Les Hayons. We were quite upset when finding this monument and since we've spent much of our leisure time searching for details about what happenned that night so long ago. It appears the bomber was a Lancaster MkII belonging to RAF 115 sqn, serial DS690, marks KO-C, from east-wretham airfield. We found much details on the raid and the identity of either british and german crews that took part in that lonely night fight. All crew members - except one- died that night.
After 2 years of searches, we managed to publish some stuff concerning the Lancaster DS690.
The present result is from now available on the website “lancaster-ds690.com”, so far in French.
But an english version of the website should be available in the next weeks.
On a technical point of view, please be indulgent as our aim was to be mostly didactic as to explain wartime life to young chaps.
We're still looking for ANY details either british or german, related to the crews, pictures,...
Piet, Julien & Arthur
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