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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175575
Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Date:05-OCT-1944
Time:afternoon
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 G-6
Owner/operator:Stab/NJG 3 Luftwaffe
Registration: 751081
MSN: D5+AA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nordborchen, Borchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Stade airfield, Niedersachsen
Destination airport:Paderborn airfield, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Narrative:
The aircraft had taken off at 12:46 for a non-operational flight. The pilot, Oberstleutnant Helmut Lent was on his way to visit the Geschwaderkommodore of the Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Oberstleutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs, to discuss operational matters.
During the approach to the destination airfield the port engine failed. The airplane struck electricity wires and crashed, followed by an impact fire.
All four members of the crew sustained serious injuries but were rescued alive. Kubisch and Klöss succumbed to their injuries on the same day, Kark on the next morning, and Lent himself died two days later on 7 October, 1944.

Flugzeugführer - Oberstleutnant Helmut Lent - Kommodore NJG 3 and Luftwaffe Experte
Bordfunker - Oberfeldwebel Walter Kubisch
Passagier - Leutnant Werner Kark - member of a Propagandakompanie (Wehrmacht Propaganda Troops)
Passagier - Oberleutnant Hermann Klöss

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Lent
http://www.spurensuche-owl.de/front_content.php?idart=73
Obermaier page 23; Hinchliffe, Bio

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Apr-2015 18:56 gerard57 Added
01-Jun-2019 17:37 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Jun-2019 17:40 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
02-Feb-2020 23:24 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
29-Mar-2020 21:47 TigerTimon Updated [Operator]
29-Mar-2020 21:48 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
29-Mar-2020 21:51 TigerTimon Updated [Source]
17-Sep-2021 01:07 angels one five Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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