It's such a relief to know that I'm not completely nuts!!
My last former life ended being shot down in flames near Leningrad in 1942. I last flew a ME BF 109 E, my name was Ernst Jurgen Baumann born in Hannover in 1919 (my previous life as a third class French passenger on board the RMS Titanic ended just 7 yrs earlier). I was a Leutnant initially based near Dieppe in Normandy where I loved using my previous life knowledge of French, my best friend Klaus was killed over the channel and I lost many other great friends during the Battle of Britain.
I was married briefly (ended by my demise) to another Hannover local, Analiese. No children from this union.
I was transferred to the Eastern front late in 1941 where after a winter of terrorizing the inhabitants I met the ground at great speed in early June 1942.
I own dozens of model German planes, especially my beloved 109 and having been born again in 1971, lived in England until 2002 when I moved to Wellington, New Zealand and then to shakey Christchurch just in time for all the quakes.
I would love to catch up with others from the Luftwaffe, especially in Normandy and Leningrad or for that matter those who grew up or lived in Hannover during the mid 20's through to 1940 when I bored by my factory job, was fortunate enough to gain a training place and posting to France.
I can certainly understand your joy of collecting models of your old planes. I think that most of us have such reverence for things that bring back feelings for us from our past incarnations. I'm also glad that you were able to find us as well since we do have some members who were also in the Luftwaffe. All of you being able to share your memories is a great thing indeed, just as it is for everyone here.
I personally did not serve in the Luftwaffe (I was an SS/SD campman), nor was I ever stationed in France (I spent most of my career in Poland). We do have members who were in France as well here on the site though.
Thank you for sharing what you have here. And please feel free to add any more recollections, feelings, etc to this thread as you wish.
Post by Leutnantzursee on May 7, 2012 22:58:58 GMT -5
Hi Sc71 and welcome to SR :-)
I was in the Kreigsmarines in my last life, but did at one point (I think) train with the Luftwaffe - at any rate I wanted to be a pilot and not in the navy! I envy you having made the grade and flown! That's interesting about the Titanic, especially with it having just been the centenary of her sinking. I lived through WW1 as well, and either myself or my identical twin sister was lost on the Lusitania - so that's a bit of a coincidence! ;-)
I hope you find this forum a good place to explore your memories and heal if you feel the need, everyone here is very friendly and sympathetic. :-)
Regards from England - Liz
I’m astounded by people who want to ‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
Hello and welcome, Oh rotten luck being shot down. Really sympathise. Also sympathise about losing friends in the Battle of Britain. I have a recurring vision/memory of coming down in an old fashioned fighter which probably relates to an incident my alleged PL went through. I was always keen on aviation in this life as a kid but though I became a private pilot I was not enabled to pursue a career in aviation in this life, although I have maintained a keen interest in propulsion. Good to have you on the forum.
“If you believe that you are NOT omnipresent, omniscient and ultimately omnipotent – you are delusional. If you believe that you are separate from that which you call God, then you are living a lie.”
― Kevin Michel, Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams
I saw your recent posts and find it hard to believe I missed a fellow fleiger as we joined this forum almost the same date.
Were you with JG 54? Did you fly with any of the big names? Trautloft? Nowotny? Bully Lang?
By the time I got to advanced training most of the zerstorers were becoming night fighters so I went that route. I posted the details I have uncovered through memories and subsequent research in another post on the forum.