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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49395
Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic fw19 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9
Owner/operator:4./JG 2, Luftwaffe
Registration: 500390
C/n / msn: blaue 5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:south of As, Limburg -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Merzhausen airfield (Hessen, Germany)
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 08:20 hrs for operation Bodenplatte. Target: A.92 Sint-Truiden (St Trond) airfield.
The aircraft was hit by Allied fighters and crashed.
The pilot, Uffz. F. Optenhostert, did not survive and rests at Ysselsteyn cemetery in the Netherlands; grave I-2-42.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
15-Nov-2019 20:34 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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