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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139399
Last updated: 25 August 2021
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Date:04-MAR-1945
Time:01:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88G-6
Owner/operator:13./NJG 3 Luftwaffe
Registration: D5+AX
MSN: 620028
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sutton upon Derwent, Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Struck a tree and crashed whilst attacking the RAF airfield at Elvington, Yorkshire.
It is believed that the pilot became confused by vehicle lights.
Hauptman J. Dreher and his 3 crew members all died as well as three civilians on the ground, as the plane crashed into a farmhouse, after clipping a tree.

This was the last Axis aircraft to crash on British soil in WW2.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_%281945%E2%80%931949%29
https://yorkshireairmuseum.org/remembrance/the-luftwaffe-attack-on-raf-elvington-operation-gisella/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Oct-2011 15:38 angels one five Added
25-Jul-2013 14:38 nemcupavel Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
25-Jul-2013 18:27 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
17-Sep-2013 07:28 angels one five Updated [Time]
08-Jun-2020 09:56 gerard57 Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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