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Remembered Today:

Joachim von der Lieth-Thomsen


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Morning,

 

Would anyone have any information regarding

 

Lt. Z.S. Joachim von der Lieth-Thomsen  

 

or just Joachim Thomsen on CWGC

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/6009911/thomsen,-joachim/

 

I know his father was was General Hermann von der Lieth-Thomsen co-founder of the Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte and that, as a naval flier,  he was

shot down over the Thames Estuary during Monday 9 July 1917. Also on board his aircraft may have been Wilhelm Lőwes.

 

He was taken prisoner and later succumbed to to tachycardia and broncho-pneumonia.

 

Any information regarding the circumstances of him being shot down, aircraft etc. would be most helpful.

 

Many thanks,

 

Regards,

 

Graeme

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Graeme,

That is Lt. z. S. (Leutnant zur See), incidentally.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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Graeme,

in case you were not aware Lt.z.S Thomsen and Löwe escaped from Sutton Bonnington PoW camp but were recaptured.

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/List/3001469/913/587/  Rd587 has multiple pages so you will need to scroll through, I think the last newpaper cutting is on Rd590.

 

Charlie

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Hi Charlie,

 

Brilliant, many thanks. 

 

I did not know such documents existed on the ICRC, an eye opener.

 

Thanks again for your interest in this thread,

 

Regards,

 

Graeme

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Sorry, a typo in my last post, it should be Rd590 not Rd580

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