Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots

This unpolitical site is dedicated to Missing In ActionLuftwaffe Pilots and their family

 

Ce site sans aspiration d’ordre idéologique ou politique est dédié aux pilotes de la Luftwaffe portés disparus, ainsi qu’à leurs familles.

 


In 1993, German historian Franz Zimmermann was able to locate the grave of Franz Wienhusen, the Kommandeur of IV./JG 4 and who was, until that time, still posted as « missing in action ». Due to the cordial relationship which I enjoy with many former members of JG 4 and JG 5, I was put in contact with Franz Wienhusen’s widow and I was able to explain to her the location of her husband’s resting place and also how he lost his life. Since then, Mrs Wienhusen and her daughter often visit the grave. She told me that this helps her to confront her bereavement. I wish that the families of all those pilots and air crew listed as « Missing in Action » could be granted such information as to the fate of their husband or father…. maybe you could help.

Après de longues recherches, notre ami historien, Franz Zimmermann, a pu localiser la tombe de Franz Wienhusen, porté disparu depuis près de quarante ans. C’est avec une grande émotion que sa veuve et sa fille pouvaient ainsi le retrouver. Franz Zimmermann est décédé peu après, mais il nous a laissé la volonté de poursuivre son travail au service de familles de disparus. Nos archives ont pris une belle ampleur et nous avons pu démêler bien des cas tragiques et aider de nombreuses familles à accomplir leur deuil.

If you have any questions – or answers – as to circumstances surrounding German fighter pilots listed as Missing in Action, please feel free to send us a message. We will try to reply you or publish your message.

Si vous avez des questions concernant un aviateur disparu, si vous désirez en savoir plus sur les unités de chasse allemandes de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, n’hésitez pas, contactez-nous