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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220222
Last updated: 25 August 2021
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Date:25-MAR-1945
Time:23:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88G-6
Owner/operator:8./NJG 4 Luftwaffe
Registration: 620982
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:a few miles SW of Wesel, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lippspringe
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During the evening of 25 March 1945, as during the previous night, the nightfighters of III./NJG 4 were ordered to attack bridge and transport columns near Dinslaken and Rees. One of the them, the Ju88 G-6 WNr 620982 3C+CS of 8./NJG 4, took off from Lippspringe at 2300 hrs. While crossing the Rhine north of Wesel on a westerly course, the port engine hit by AA and burst into flames. Crew baled out and the Ju 88 crashed a few miles SW of Wesel at 2340hrs on 25th. The pilot tried to reach German Lines in civilian clothes, but was captured as the rest of the crew. The British K report 264/1945 describes the fate of this aircraft and its crew.

Crew (all captured):
w Bruno Neuhauser (pilot)
Fw Erich Ries (radio) also injured
Fw Alfred Hudasch (flight engineer)
Uffz Rudolph Roth (air gunner)

Sources:

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=24392
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesel
http://www.maplandia.com/germany/nordrhein-westfalen/dusseldorf/wesel/wesel/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Dec-2018 14:38 Laurent Rizzotti Added
28-Apr-2019 18:28 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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