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  • Steve Bond
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 1785

    Hptm Heinz Rökker

    I have just heard that Luftwaffe night fighter pilot Hptm Heinz Rökker died last August. He was the highest scoring surviving night fighter pilot with 64 victories to his credit. I had the pleasure of spending a few days with him a few years ago, when I took a Bomber Command veteran that he had shot down out to Germany to meet him. They got on very well and became good friends. Heinz was a very quietly spoken and modest man and a pleasure to have known.
  • trumper
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2003
    • 6567

    #2
    R I P A young man doing his job for his side and willing to die.I am trying to read alot more from the axis point of view.Did he record his memoires ?

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    • Steve Bond
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 1785

      #3
      Yes, his autobiography (in German) was published in 2006. I also have several hours of recording made when Heinz and Jack met.

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      • trumper
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Aug 2003
        • 6567

        #4
        Any chance of an English version ?

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        • Steve Bond
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 1785

          #5
          Of the book no, I very much doubt that will happen. A transcript of the recording I can provide.

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          • trumper
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2003
            • 6567

            #6
            Steve ,could that be put on here as a pdf file Thanks

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            • Steve Bond
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2000
              • 1785

              #7
              Trumper, I would be happy to send you a copy if you let me have your email address in a private message.

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              • trumper
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Aug 2003
                • 6567

                #8
                Steve --PM sent

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                • Steve Bond
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 1785

                  #9
                  Nothing received as yet Trumper

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                  • trumper
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Aug 2003
                    • 6567

                    #10
                    That's weird , can see it is sent I'll try resending it .

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