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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193230
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88
Owner/operator:Armée de l'Air
Registration: 3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,9 km NNE of Saint-Vaize, Charente-Maritime -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The Ju 88 n° 3 of the French Group I/31 "Aunis", equipped with captured German aircraft, took off from Toulouse-Blagnac airfield for a photo reconnaissance over Oleron Island, still occupied by the Germans on the Atlantic coast of France. It was hit by Flak and force-landed in a field 900 m NNE of Saint-Vaize but took fire. Two crew were killed, Adjudant-chef André Prunier (pilot) and Sgt Henri Séverac (flying engineer). The two other, Sergent-chef Dubois (radio) and Sous-lieutenant Nimier (aircraft commander), survived with wounds. A memorial has been set on the crash site. (but carries a wrong date, 15 February 1945).

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Revision history:

01-Feb-2017 16:43 Laurent Rizzotti Added
23-Dec-2019 16:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Dec-2019 16:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
26-Jun-2020 12:58 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]

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