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Last updated: 26 June 2019
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Date:Monday 17 February 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mg5e
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: 4V+EH
C/n / msn: 7055
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Strait of Messina (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Ju-52 disappeared in the Straits of Messina, probably after striking the sea while flying too low, with its crew of four. Three are listed as missing and the fourth as killed in the German documents.

Crew:
Uffz Heinz Scherwarth (pilot) MIA
Fw Heinz Clausen (radio) KIA
Ofw Helmut Stein (flying engineer) MIA
Gefr Helmut Gottschalk (ground crew (1.Wart)) MIA

Sources:
» Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum
» http://ordersofbattle.darkscape.net/site/sturmvogel/Kgrzbv9.html


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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