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Hauptmann Erich Linnarz and Zeppelin LZ38

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nf3996

Can anyone tell me Erich Linnarz, commander of LZ38, the first Zeppelin to bomb London, survived the war? I believe LZ38 was later destroyed on the ground, but what became of Linnarz?

Many thanks,

Alan

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josquin

Erich Linnarz ended the war with the rank of Major, survived the war and Germany's postwar troubles, and wrote an article

that was included in Sir John A. Hammerton's book, "The Great War...I Was There!" published in London, in 1938-39.

The title of Linnard's article was "I was London's First Zepp Raider."

Trelawney

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Aspern

LZ.38 was destroyed in its shed at Evere near Brussels just a week after its successful raid on London. Linnarz was then given command of LZ.86 on Eastern Front, and then later he commanded LZ.97, which raided England on night of 25/26 April 1916.

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Milan

The title of Linnard's article was "I was London's First Zepp Raider."

- thanks for the tip... quick google search came up with this:

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Aspern

Just reviving this thread!

Does anyone know what year Erich Linnarz was born? I'd like to know how old he was when raiding England in 1915. I've been searching on the internet and haven't come up with any clues. Can anyone help?

Thanks

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apwright

Robert Ludwig Theodor Erich Linnarz, born 24.7.1879 at Bederkesa, Kreis Lehe, Hannover, according to a record in the Bavarian Personnel Rosters on Ancestry.

(It's definitely him as it lists his raids with LZ38, LZ 86 and LZ97.)

Adrian

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Aspern

Brilliant!

Many thanks Adrian.

Ian

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