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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206856
Last updated: 12 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ME09 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7
Owner/operator:4./JS 3 Luftwaffe
Registration: 2668
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Damtjonna in Surnadal area, 50km ESE Kristiansund -   Norway
Phase: En route
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Destination airport:
At least 3 aircraft of the Einsatzstaffel 4./Jagdschule 3 (also called Jagdgruppe Drontheim) were unable to find their way back to their base of Orlandet in a snow storm and ran out of fuel. Two aircraft were lost but all pilots survived.

Uffz Heinz Niehaus bailed out from his Bf 109 E-7 WNr 2668 Weisse 6 and landed safely. His fighter crashed into a bog at Damtjønna in Surnadal area, 50km ESE Kristiansund. Uffz Niehaus walked down to Heggset.

Uffz Heinrich Niehaus later became the first casualty of the newly formed IV./JG 5. He crashed and got killed on a training flight near Elvenes on 7 July 1942. He is buried at Narvik Cemetery.

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Revision history:

28-Feb-2018 14:56 Laurent Rizzotti Added
14-Dec-2019 21:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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