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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231818
Last updated: 18 August 2021
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Date:20-FEB-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:Luftbeobachtung Staffel 3 Luftwaffe
Registration: 720113
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kardenhövel near Reifferscheid, Rheinland-Pfalz -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Venlo airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Feindflug - operational sortie. On this night, RAF Bomber Command raided aircraft assembly factories at Leipzig in Sachsen.

At dawn, the aircraft was severely damaged in an emergency-landing after running out of fuel, with Flak damage sustained over the Ruhr. The three crew members were injured.
The damage was assessed at 60%.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part one
NVM; Info Güth (Teffen Axel Paul/Tritschler)
http://ww2.dk/air/njagd/luftb3.htm
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2019 15:20 TigerTimon Added
30-Dec-2019 15:28 TigerTimon Updated [Source]
05-Feb-2020 10:20 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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