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Ernst Fischer Flieger Abteilung 204: any info appreciated.


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Hello gentlemen,

I have this gravestone in my possession, it is a massive piece: about 100 kilo.

I have been told by the previous owner that Ernst Fischer died (and was buried) in Roubaix.

I can't find anything on him or the unit.

Can someone help me with some info?

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Greetings,

poulton

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He was born in Chemitz, Saxony, but he appears in a Prussian casualty list as "† infolge Krankheit". 1917 casualty lists didn't list units.

Hi Dave,

I also want to thank you for your response. Isn't that odd that he appears in a prussian casualty list being of saxon origin?

Greetings,

Poulton

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Why isn't the gravestone on the grave?

I got this one and another wooden cross from a person who has many connections in the area South West-Flanders/Northern France.

After the second war the Volksbund started concentrating all the wargraves. In West-Flanders for example there remain only 4 or 5. Because of unifomity of the stones or crosses in a cemetery many of these became obsolete. Many of the wooden crosses were destroyed. The big stones maybe used in construction??

My friend, who is a little bit older than I am, was able to save quite a few of these redundant pieces.

I am trying to find out where Ernst Fischer was buried initially. I can't find him on the Volksbund. He was said to have died / be buried in Roubaix, but I don't have any proof of that.

Off course all other info I can find on him is also interesting.

I also can't find him on Frontflieger.de.

Greetings,

Poulton

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