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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199679
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Type:Hawker Tempest V
Owner/operator:56 (Punjab) Squadron Royal Air Force (56 (Punjab) Sqn RAF)
Registration: JN808
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Elze, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
On 2 February 1945 Sgt John Kenneth Holden of 56 Sqn RAF attacked a train from low altitude near Elze but hit the ground at 11:10 hrs and crashed. He was killed and his Tempest V JN808 -G was totally destroyed. Its remains were widely scattered on Teufelsberg heights.


"Luftkrieg im Weserbergland. Eine Chronologie der Ereignisse", by Detlef Creydt. ISBN 978-3-931656-05-8
"2nd Tactical Air Force. Volume Three : From the Rhine to Victory. January to May 1945", by Christopher Shores and Chris Thomas. ISBN 1-903223-60-1,%20JOHN%20KENNETH

Revision history:

14-Sep-2017 09:52 Laurent Rizzotti Added
29-Jun-2018 07:45 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
28-Nov-2019 16:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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