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1 Linke, LotharOblt10/23/1909Liegnitz Schlesien283/ZG-76 (8/40), 6/NJG-1 (5/41), 5/NJG-2, 11/NJG-1, Stafkpt 12/NJG-1 (5/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 4857 "G9 + CZ" (lost 5/14/43) RK(9/19/43 Post.)

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Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
KIA 13/14 May, 1943 during aerial combat with a Lancaster over Holland, when he was forced to bail from his 110 because of an engine fire, but he was thrown against the tailplane and killed. His RO, Ofw Czybulka bailed safely. The 110 crashed at Tacozijl Holland, WNW of Lemmer (DeSwart). 100 missions. 25 Night and 3 Day victories. His first victory, a Blenheim west of Stavanger, 19 April, 1940. During the Battle of Britain, with I/ZG-76, he was badly shot up, but made it back to Jever on one engine. A 2nd victory, a Wellington SE of Ostenfeld, E of Husum, the night of 11-12 May, 1941, now in 6/NJG-1. A Hampden at Scheldmündung on 26 July, 1941. A Lancaster I of RAF No. 106 Sq. at Zwartveen (Friesland), 5 km NW of Drachten Holland the night of 26-27 July, 1942. A Wellington IV of RAF No. 22 (OTU) at Ramspol, NW of Kampen Holland, the night of 13-14 September, 1942. A Halifax II "MH-B" 30 km north of Ameland on the night of 3/4 March, 1943. Burial: Ysselsteyn, Block AR, Row 4, Grave 92. Photo

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