Interview with Heino Dirks

Title

Interview with Heino Dirks

Description

Heino Dirks recounts his younger life in Jever, his experience as a decorator's apprentice in Wilhelmshaven and his service as a firefighter at Jever Airbase. He recollects the crash of a 37 Squadron Wellington R3263 when on duty and his efforts to extinguish the fire. He chronicles his military life in the Luftwaffe, serving in Belgium, France and Germany until being taken prisoner by the Russians. He recollects his escape from a Russian camp together with a friend and his adventurous journey back home. He reminisces about the bombing of Hamburg, when he went to visit his sister. Herr Dirks recounts the hardships in pre and post-war Germany.

In accordance with the conditions stipulated by the donor, this item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2016-06-26

Contributor

Peter Schulze

Rights

In accordance with the conditions stipulated by the donor, this item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln. For more information please visit https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/items-not-available-online

Format

01:03:27 audio recording

Language

Type

Identifier

ADirksH160626

Temporal Coverage

Collection

Citation

Peter Schulze, “Interview with Heino Dirks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34.

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