Accident Short Stirling Mk III EH881,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211664
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:Sunday 30 May 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic strl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Stirling Mk III
Owner/operator:75 (NZ) Sqn RAF
Registration: EH881
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eilendorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Newmarket
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Johannes Hager of the 4./NJG 1, flying Do 217 N-1 G9+FM from St Trond airfield, Belgium. Unteroffizier Fritz J. Leda, the Bordfunker of Leutnant Hager, was mortally injured by return fire from the Stirling.
Also claimed by Flak of the 1./schwere Flak-Abteilung 514.

Target: Barmen-Wuppertal
Call Sign: AA-Z
Takeoff time: 23:40


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One

Revision history:

30-May-2018 18:55 TigerTimon Added
30-May-2018 18:57 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 20:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314