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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231136
Last updated: 9 September 2021
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Date:03-JAN-1944
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 C-6
Owner/operator:3./NJG 2 Luftwaffe
Registration: 750978
MSN: R4+DL
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Malacky, Bratislava region -   Slovakia
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kassel-Rothwesten airfield (G)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 01:21 hrs for a Feindflug - operational sortie. On this night, RAF Bomber Command raided Berlin.
The aircraft was hit by 'friendly' Flak over Hannover-Vahrenwald. A direct Flak hit, which killed the Bordfunker (radio operator) and damaged the port wing. The pilot and his Bordschütze (gunner) bailed out by parachute at 05:30 hrs, the pilot landing at Heißum, Liebenburg, Niedersachsen.
With the autopilot turned on, the aircraft flew into Slovakia and crashed after running out of fuel.

Crew:
(FF) Leutnant Ewald Wüstenfeld / bailed out slightly injured
(Bf) Unteroffizier Leonhard Schmidt / killed
(Bs) Unteroffizier Friedrich Wefelmeier / bailed out slightly injured

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
NVM (NJG2_I_031); Rökker, I./NJG2, s.93, 95 (Bericht), 224; Balss, MV, s.289
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2019 20:59 TigerTimon Added
04-Dec-2019 21:31 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2019 21:31 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
27-Mar-2020 16:18 DG333 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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