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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49430
Last updated: 10 April 2021
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Time:09:05 approx
Type:Silhouette image of generic ME09 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4
Owner/operator:2./JG 27 Luftwaffe
Registration: 331401
C/n / msn: rote 5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Het Zand 14, Sleeuwijk, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Rheine airfield, Germany
Destination airport:
Takeoff at approximately 08:25 hrs for operation Bodenplatte. Target: B.58 Brussels/Melsbroek, Belgium.

Possibly, this aircraft was shot down by 'friendly' Flak.
The pilot, Lt. J. von Stechow, did not survive and rests at Ysselsteyn cemetery in Limburg; grave CS-9-216.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Nov-2019 20:41 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Dec-2019 17:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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