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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231542
Last updated: 7 September 2021
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Date:30-JAN-1944
Time:13:05 approx
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 R-2
Owner/operator:9./NJG 2 Luftwaffe
Registration: 751017
MSN: R4+CT
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bad Bentheim, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gilze-Rijen airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was shot down in aerial combat, when the formation of 9./NJG 2 Ju 88 night fighters was intercepted by a group of P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft.

(FF) Oberfeldwebel Alfred Schwarzer / killed
(Bf) Unteroffizier Armschat / bailed out, wounded
(Bs) Obergefreiter Walter Glöckner / killed

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
LW Losses by Michael Balss
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2019 14:37 TigerTimon Added
27-Mar-2020 08:44 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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