22 Oct 1989

  • A pyramid-shaped grave marker with a special plaque was placed at Hans-Joachim Marseille's grave in Tobruk, Libya. The ceremony was attended by his former servant and friend Mathew "Mathias" Letulu, among many others. ww2dbase [Hans-Joachim Marseille | Tobruk | CPC]

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