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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231110
Last updated: 17 August 2021
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Date:20-JAN-1944
Time:evening
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 R-2
Owner/operator:Stab./NJG 2 Luftwaffe
Registration:
MSN: R4+AA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Erfurt-Bindersleben airfield, Thüringen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Deelen airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The regular mount of Major Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was substantially damaged in an encounter with an RAF heavy bomber. This was probably 419 Squadron Halifax DT731.
About six feet of wing were cut off by one of the bomber's propellors.
The highly decorated ace performed a belly-landing at the airfield.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
Williston, Through Footless Halls of Air, s.85
http://ww2.dk/Airfields%20-%20Germany%20[1937%20Borders].pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2019 15:52 TigerTimon Added
07-Jan-2020 09:04 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
01-Mar-2020 22:34 TigerTimon Updated [Operator]
12-Mar-2020 18:28 DB Updated [Operator, Operator]

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