Accident Short Stirling Mk III EH881,
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Date:Sunday 30 May 1943
Time:02:28
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
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eilendorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Newmarket
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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
Crew: http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=EH881

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=EH881


Revision history:

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

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