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SHARKHUNTERS International
2016 "Hitler in Argentina"
     Expedition

Day 13     11 February

 

Both above - the memorial to the men and to the battle...

 

.....of the River Plate, looking over the empty sea

     
 

As we have said, Montevideo is a beautiful city.....

  .....but the mermaids leave much to be desired.  These
mermaids are at the scenic overlook to the sea.


 

About mid-morning we drove to a little town quite a ways out of Montevideo and we came to an automotive shop in the middle of nowhere - Uruguay has a lot of 'Nowhere'; and we talked with the owner of the shop.  He was a very pleasant man of about 40 years, and as we see here, he had quite an interest in the Third Reich.  He has this collection of cancelled Third Reich postage stamps.  He gave one to me.

Why does he have such an interest in this history?  He has a friend in this village whose grandfather was in the Luftwaffe.  He gave us the impression that his friend's grandfather was a mechanic.  We asked if we could talk with his friend, so while Martin and I were at lunch, this man called his friend who said he was happy to meet with us.

As we were soon to learn, his grandfather was anything BUT a mechanic!

 

     

 

     

 


His friend was a big man with blue eyes and blond hair, also about 40 years of age.  He spoke fluent English and German.  As we talked with this man, it man it quickly became apparent that his grandfather was MUCH more than a mechanic.....then he told us the name of his grandfather.

Look over these blueprints and see if you can guess who his grandfather was......

 

     

 


In case you haven't figured it out as yet..........

Roy met us outside his house and we talked for a while.  He was fluent in English and also in German.  During the conversation we got the impression that his grandfather may have been a mechanic of some type in the Luftwaffe.

He invited us into his home and pulled out a lot of blueprints, photographs and letters etc. about his grandfather.  It quickly became clear that his grandfather was not a simple mechanic but much more.  Then he told us the name of his grandfather.

His grandfather was Reimar Horten!

Reimar Horten and his brother were the famed Horten Brothers who designed the HO 229 jet powered flying wing bomber for the Luftwaffe.  From Roy and later from the son of Reimar we learned that he was also instrumental in the design of the B-2 bomber and the F-117 stealth aircraft for the US Air Force.  The son and the grandson of Reimar Horten have said they will work with Sharkhunters with any information we need.  We thank them and look forward to very informative communications in the future.

 

 

 

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