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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231539
Last updated: 28 August 2021
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Date:30-JAN-1944
Time:13:06 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 C-6
Owner/operator:8./NJG 2 Luftwaffe
Registration:
MSN: R4+CS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Gildehaus, Bad Bentheim, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gilze-Rijen airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was chased by about five P-47 Thunderbolts and both engines were shot out in the hail of .50 bullets. Unteroffizier GŁnther Schmidt, however, managed to perform a belly-landing, the three crew members escaping injury. The damage was assessed at 70%.

The Junkers had taken off at 12:19 hrs for a Feindflug - operational sortie. In the afternoon, the USAAF raided aviation industry and industrial areas at Braunschweig, whilst industrial areas at Hannover were struck as a Target of Opportunity.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2019 14:16 TigerTimon Added
18-Dec-2019 14:19 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
27-Mar-2020 08:43 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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