"JDupre5762" wrote in message
I have recently learned about Douglas Pitcairn a Luftwaffe pilot who flew
the Condor Legion in Spain. The article didn't describe how someone with
an English sounding name ended up in Spain. At first I thought he might
English volunteer for Franco but since the Condor Legion was really an all
German show and now I learn that Pitcairn flew for the Luftwaffe in France
realize he must have been a German citizen. I am more intriqued than
Who was he and how did he get his name? Did he survive WW2?
If I recall he was the German Fighter Director for the Polesti "Tidal Wave"
raid as Uzal Ent was the American commander. I believe he was Douglas
Pitcairn of Perthshire. The English and German 'royals' were related. This
is from memory and I do not know if all is recalled correctly. Google is