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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231540
Last updated: 24 August 2021
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Time:12:45 approx
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 R-2
Owner/operator:8./NJG 2 Luftwaffe
Registration: 751003
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lünne, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Gilze-Rijen airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
The aircraft was shot down in aerial combat, when the formation of 8./NJG 2 Ju 88 night fighters was intercepted by a group of P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft.

(FF) Unteroffizier Konrad Ricken / killed
(Bf) Obergefreiter Erwin Knapp / killed
(Bs) Obergefreiter Norbert Platz / killed

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.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
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Revision history:

18-Dec-2019 14:27 TigerTimon Added
27-Mar-2020 08:43 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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