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  • Birthday 10/17/1966

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    A stones throw from former RAF Kenley
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    The Luftwaffe 1933-45, The Orb, Mike Oldfield, Embrace, Curry, Beer & Crystal Palace FC... but not always in that order!!!

    The Luftwaffe Experten Mailing List was launched via email in 1995 and then became the Luftwaffe Experten Message Board a few years later... the rest, as they say, is history...

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  1. PeterEvans LEMB Admin

    Thank you Peter

    Well my friends... that, as they say, is that. To the small number of you who have bothered to post here with your kind words, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart... However, it really would have been good to get a small amount of recognition from our peers for what the forum has achieved. When I say peers, I mean the authors and experts in our midst. They are among a number of members I see here, day after day after day, names who appear in print or who are held in great esteem by us all, but for whatever reason, they never fully embraced what a small minority of us were looking to achieve. As I've said before and as I'll say it again, if the old guard don't foster and encourage the younger members today, where will the authors and enthusiasts of the future come from? Also, what is the purpose of you being a member of a community like this? Sadly, one can only assume it's because they are looking to get the maximum return from doing the square root of nothing... The one thing I hope the LEMB will be remembered for was its willingness to share material without the blinkered petty selfishness and rudeness seen elsewhere. It's never been about me or any one individual, it's been about us as a group, trying to foster a community ethic. However, my one big regret is that we never did manage to fully achieve this but despite my disappointment, I really don't know what more we could have done... I wish Clint all the very best with his new venture... the internet is such a different animal today from when the LEMB was created. Members expectations are to be spoon fed information with little or no thought at offering information or comment back and even the most basic expression of gratitude is not forthcoming. With regards the LEMB, it was never my legacy, it was OUR legacy... Cheers Pete
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    ANNOUNCEMENT: Brand new Luftwaffe forum starting up!

  3. That my friends... is that!

  4. PeterEvans LEMB Admin

    Thank you Peter

    Many thanks to each and every one of you for your kind words (including those sent via PM too)... believe me, they are very much appreciated and incredibly humbling... but all may not be lost, so watch this space for possible positive developments chaps...
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    IMPORTANT: End of the road for the LEMB

    After some 19 years (the last 10 of which have been on our current IPB forum platform) its my incredibly sad duty to announce that as of Friday 29th August 2014, the LEMB will be finally closing down. Unlike a majority of forums which close, the contents of this forum are to remain visible as a fitting memorial to the small number of members (you know who you are) who've posted, contributed and most importantly of all, bought into what I've been trying to achieve since launching the LEML way back in 1995. As a result, the current membership need not worry about any posts/photos/attachments being lost as all of the forum contents will remain visible for the foreseeable future with only the ability to post being switched off... Going forward, I'm more than happy to pay for another 12 months hosting, but I will be looking for a more cost effective/longer term way for the archived data to be preserved and accessed. This may include the launching, by a current LEMB member/members, of another independent forum, details of which will appear here once I know more. This new venture will have nothing to do with me, I plan to try and take a break from the subject and move onto pastures anew... To all of the members who, during the time I accepted donations, contributed their own hard earned cash to help towards the running costs, your generosity was, and always has, been very much appreciated. Even though I didn't need the financial help, it always warmed my heart that members were willing to contribute, so thanks again to each and every one of you I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the various members of my moderation team who've help with the more mundane duties. So, in no particular order, extra special thanks to Mike Murphy, Christian M. Aguilar, Patrick Gelder, Neil Page, Göran Larrson, and Clint Mitchell... each and every one of them deserves a medal, not only for giving up their spare time to help with the running of the forum, but with having to put up with my constant reminders about the forum rules... so thanks again chaps... I've made some great friends here, so thanks again to everybody who contributed and I wish each and every one of you the very best for the future... Hopefully... you learnt, I learnt and we all learnt
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    eBay: Bf109 with small number & letter combination?

    Yep, I'd seen this example too, pity that the fourth letter of the Sktz isn't visible on the example above. Perhaps looking through the JG77 losses for a "weiß 5" with a Sktz ??+V? might bear fruit? To throw a spanner in the II./JG77 or III./JG77 theory, whilst looking elsewhere, on page 382 of "Jagdwaffe, The Mediterranean 1943-45, vol 4, sect 4" by J-L.Roba & M.Pegg [Classic, 2004] there is a photo of what is captioned as a probable Bf109G-8/R5 coded small white 6 with a white theatre band (but no visible letter) apparently serving with 3./NAGr.11 in August 1944! So the small number was used elsewhere, albeit, I still think the JG77 theory is the best theory...
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    eBay: Bf109 with small number & letter combination?

    Didn't III./JG77 use small numbers on their Bf109's in the MTO? Currently working my way through the four huge "Geschichte Des Jagdgeschwaders 77" to see if I can find anything that matches...
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    eBay: Two Fw190 wreck photos

    Grabbed these two GI photos of Fw190 wrecks via the link below: Source: http://cgi.ebay.com/G-I-s-Snap-Shots-German-Aircraft-2-each-/370495420608
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    eBay: identity of twin-boom types? Fokker G-1 or Fw189?

    Many thanks for confirming my suspicions chaps...
  10. Captioned by the seller as being Fokker G-1s, before I post this in the appropriate captured Fokker G-1 thread, can one of our Fokker experts confirm that the twin-boom types in the photo below are indeed Fokker G-1s? Source: http://cgi.ebay.de/Foto-Fokker-G-I-Beute-Flugzeug-Focke-Wulf-Fw58-Kennung-/170618369890?pt=Militaria&hash=item27b9a5b762 They look like Fw189's to me, but I can't be 100% sure...
  11. This selection of images currently available on eBay here shows Uffz Herbert Maxis Bf109G-14, WNr.784993 of 13./JG53 as appears on pages 234/235 of the excellent "Bodenplatte, The Luftwaffe's Last Hope" by J.Manrho and R.Putz [Hikoki, 2004]
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    eBay: Ju88 unit with unusual camouflage?

    Belated thanks for your feedback Ed... very much appreciated
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    eBay: set of Bf110 negatives

    My pleasure Javier... I get as much pleasure from these images and you guys do. Thanks for the pointer Evgeny, I thought I'd seen similar somewhere recently so you saved me having to search to find image #9 above on page 34 of John and Fernando's book
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    eBay: set of Bf110 negatives

    Grabbed, converted and posted below are a nice selection of Bf110 negatives currently available on eBay here...
  15. Grabbed and posted this interesting image of an MG equipped DFS230 assault glider - currently available on eBay here