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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195778
Last updated: 17 August 2021
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:02:00 approx
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 C-6
Owner/operator:Erg.St./NJG 2 Luftwaffe
Registration: 360184
MSN: R4+RR
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Boxtel, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gilze-Rijen airfield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Feindflug - operational sortie. On this night, RAF Bomber Command raided Köln in Germany.

The aircraft was hit by return fire from a bomber, two of the crew parachuting to safety. Bordmechaniker (flight engineer) Gefreiter G. Methfessel went down with the machine. He was taken from the wreck and buried at Zuylen cemetery in Breda. Today he rests at Ysselsteyn cemetery in Limburg.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1550A&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
NVM (NJG2_IV_017) via Michael Balss / MV, page 74
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-May-2017 12:02 TigerTimon Added
30-May-2017 19:32 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Total fatalities]
11-Dec-2019 19:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 13:32 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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