Another ace flies to Valhalla. Gefreiter Hans Schroder, a seven

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Another ace flies to Valhalla. Gefreiter Hans Schroder, a seven

Joined: January 27th, 2004, 1:10 am

April 28th, 2012, 5:15 pm #1

victory pilot.


He flew with 5./JG.300. He and his wife had eight sons, two sets of twin boys. He was a building engineer and architect, specialising in churches, cathedrals and old historic buildings.

He built models all his life. Before, during and after WW2 carved out of wood and to a constant scale. Later he build 1/72 scale plastic aircraft models and in the last few years in 1/48 scale.

He was a month short of his nintieth birthday.

May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,

Derek Pennington of Toronto OFE
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Joined: September 21st, 2004, 9:13 am

April 28th, 2012, 7:08 pm #2

Just for context, he flew the famous Red 19 "Kölle Aalaf" Fw190
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Joined: June 9th, 2008, 8:31 am

April 28th, 2012, 10:35 pm #3

victory pilot.


He flew with 5./JG.300. He and his wife had eight sons, two sets of twin boys. He was a building engineer and architect, specialising in churches, cathedrals and old historic buildings.

He built models all his life. Before, during and after WW2 carved out of wood and to a constant scale. Later he build 1/72 scale plastic aircraft models and in the last few years in 1/48 scale.

He was a month short of his nintieth birthday.

May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,

Derek Pennington of Toronto OFE
A man can't have too much info' on the Spanish Civil War
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Joined: April 4th, 2005, 3:00 pm

April 29th, 2012, 12:21 am #4

Best not to say anything if your going to be a insensitive person.
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Joined: September 10th, 2001, 7:56 pm

April 29th, 2012, 12:27 am #5


A man can't have too much info' on the Spanish Civil War
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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 12:32 am

April 29th, 2012, 1:34 am #6

victory pilot.


He flew with 5./JG.300. He and his wife had eight sons, two sets of twin boys. He was a building engineer and architect, specialising in churches, cathedrals and old historic buildings.

He built models all his life. Before, during and after WW2 carved out of wood and to a constant scale. Later he build 1/72 scale plastic aircraft models and in the last few years in 1/48 scale.

He was a month short of his nintieth birthday.

May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,

Derek Pennington of Toronto OFE
n/t Hal
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:57 am

April 29th, 2012, 1:48 am #7

Best not to say anything if your going to be a insensitive person.
Did Ley participate in a genocidal conflict and help eradicate millions of innocents?

I'm thinking it was awfully insensitive to help murder millions...but that's just me.
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Joined: July 30th, 2005, 8:07 am

April 29th, 2012, 3:42 am #8


A man can't have too much info' on the Spanish Civil War
"That's a win for mankind, another dead Nazi."


where do I start with a stupid coment like this?

If I, or anyone said that William Driscoll was a politically motivated Pilot in The Vietnnam war I would be flamed for it. yet the parrallel could easily be drawn.
There is no evidence that Schroder, or a vast percentage of Luftwaffe pilots, were politically motivated, they flew for 2 reasons, misguided or otherwise.
Firstly, for the love of flying and the adventure, and secondly, for the protection of their homeland after 43.

I would rather have had a beer with Hans Schroder than Ley Reynolds.
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Joined: April 28th, 2005, 6:27 am

April 29th, 2012, 4:08 am #9


A man can't have too much info' on the Spanish Civil War
Take this one to the Lounge, you guys. I'll join you there later.

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Joined: December 13th, 2010, 1:18 pm

April 29th, 2012, 9:21 am #10

victory pilot.


He flew with 5./JG.300. He and his wife had eight sons, two sets of twin boys. He was a building engineer and architect, specialising in churches, cathedrals and old historic buildings.

He built models all his life. Before, during and after WW2 carved out of wood and to a constant scale. Later he build 1/72 scale plastic aircraft models and in the last few years in 1/48 scale.

He was a month short of his nintieth birthday.

May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,

Derek Pennington of Toronto OFE
....and forgive that idiot!
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