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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231125
Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Date:03-JAN-1944
Time:02:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 A-4
Owner/operator:8./KG 3 Luftwaffe
Registration: 550263
MSN: 5K+CS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Neuenkirchen-Vörden, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Münster-Handorf airfield (G)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed due to icing (Vereisung).

Feindflug (operational sortie). On this night, RAF Bomber Command raided Berlin.

Crew:
(FF) Leutnant Franz Hilpert / killed
(B) Unteroffizier Erich Bria / killed
(Bs) Feldwebel Martin-Herbert Wünsch / wounded
(Bs) Obergefreiter Gerhard Heitmann / killed

Sources:

Namentlichte Verlustmeldung, via LW Losses by Michael Balss
Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2019 18:01 TigerTimon Added
27-Mar-2020 16:15 DG333 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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