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Old 9 September 2003, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone may know of the allied stipulated surrender locations for German air units at the end of WW1? I have seen references to places like Trier and Diedenhöfen, but I am not sure of their validity. Can anyone help?

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Here's what Bodenschatz wrote of JGI's hand-over:

"[At Darmstadt] an officer of the General Staff delivers the strict order to fly the planes to Strasbourg and hand them over to the French. The commander curtly replies that, if the order absolutely had to be carried out, then others could do it. He himself would not.

The officers of the Geschwader, having had a presentiment of similar orders, have already touched down in Darmstadt with landings that were not exactly flawless nor gentle. The bulk of the aeroplanes were no longer really usable. The order to fly to Strasbourg is carried out to some extent, with considerable swearing. The French aviation officers who were awaiting these few German machines so expectantly were not at all pleased at how the machines were touched down during landing, and how they looked, both in general and in other respects."

From Hunting with Richthofen, p.128

Sorry I can't help with other localities.

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Thanks for your input Vigilant. That story is very interesting and makes me laugh as well! I guess that went on quite a bit, much to the dismay of the allies!

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The locations of the places German units were to surrender their aircraft was Nivelle for the British, Trier (treves) to the Americans and Strasbourg to the French.
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Thanks Dan for the information.

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I guess that went on quite a bit, much to the dismay of the allies!
The receiving officers at Scapa Flow were certainly a bit miffed.

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