ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149024
Last updated: 7 September 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17F-90-BO Fortress
Owner/operator:532th BSqn /381th BGp USAAF
Registration: 42-30140
MSN: 5254
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Esch, Rheinland-Pfalz -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Ridgewell /AAF Sta.167
Destination airport:
'King Malfunction II' was damaged by Flak. Shot down by Oberleutnant Heribert Kleinschmidt of the 6./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield, Belgium.

Call Sign: VE-V


- JF Baugher

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two

Revision history:

09-Sep-2012 08:10 Uli Elch Added
09-Sep-2012 08:44 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Narrative]
10-Aug-2018 11:56 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Aug-2018 11:57 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
19-Dec-2019 21:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
31-Mar-2020 20:34 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description