ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199679
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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.

Date:02-FEB-1945
Time:
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

"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
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2074443/HOLDEN,%20JOHN%20KENNETH
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elze
http://www.maplandia.com/germany/niedersachsen/hannover/hildesheim/elze/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description