While on the subject of Carl Degelow
and his book 'Germany's Last Knight of the Air' I beg to differ with some of the information in the captions; mainly with the 'Tony' Raab picture. On page 182 there is a group photograph of the leading officers of Jagdgruppe 6, including Leutnant 'Raab' (adjutant). On page 132 there is another group photo (different group) again with 'Toni' Raab. The only problem they are not the same Antonius Raab! The Adjutant Raab is in fact (according to me and Willy Rosenstein
) Raabe, a different sort of a person, head and shoulders taller then anyone else with a silly grin and a member of H. Görings Jasta 27 (at least I have a picture of him strolling with H.G. plus Riehm and Kraus and Dilthey). I think the Raabe is Erich Raabe.
Also in his Postcript he implies that Raab was Jewish, page 196 quote..."When the senseless wave of Nazi-instigated anti-Semitism reached its peak in the 1930s Raab left the country. He relocated to Italy..." Raab was not Jewish and he didnt relocate to Italy. He only joined the Air Force about 6 months before the end of the war, having learnt to fly a spotter aircraft for his army unit, and transferred to Jasta 40 shortly before the E.O.W. He was anti-Nazi and had upset Hermann Göring
by sueing him for repayment of a loan H.G. had cadged from him and Katzenstein. He went to Riga, Lithuania where he started a factory manufacturing aircraft. Katzenstein's first name was Kurt not 'Hans' as stated. Hope this clears up a few problems.