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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49451
Last updated: 3 September 2020
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Time:09:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic fw19 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8
Owner/operator:5./JG 6 Luftwaffe
Registration: 175049
C/n / msn: weisse 7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Erp, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Quakenbrück airfield (G)
Destination airport:
Operation - Bodenplatte. Target: B.80 Volkel airfield.

The aircraft was shot down by F/Lt. Gordon of 442 Squadron RCAF, who was flying a Spitfire LF Mk IX from B.88 Heesch airfield.
442 Squadron had taken off for a fighter sweep in the Venlo area when the pilots were surprised by operation Bodenplatte.

Lt. K. Grabmair did not survive and rests at Ysselsteyn cemetery in Limburg; grave L-6-139.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
23-Nov-2019 20:41 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Feb-2020 18:46 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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