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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49557
Last updated: 1 September 2021
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Date:08-DEC-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 S-3
Owner/operator:1./LG 1 Luftwaffe
Registration: 330964
MSN: L1+NH
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Zuidbroek, province of Groningen -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Varel airfield (G)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed probably due to an engine fire, while engaged in a mine-laying operation to the Schelde estuary.

The crew was initially buried at the Esserveld cemetery in Groningen, but now rests at Ysselsteyn cemetery in Limburg:

Flugzeugführer Fw. R. Butz 51616/466 Luftwaffe / grave AX-11-270
Beobachter Uffz. M. Dorfner 51616/347 Luftwaffe / grave AX-12-283
Bordfunker Uffz. H. Puchner 69642/87 Luftwaffe / grave AX-11-269
Bordschütze Uffz. W. Lieberwirth 51618/110 Luftwaffe / grave AX-11-268

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4794&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Taghon, LG1, II, s.526; NL-Verlreg.
http://ww2.dk/air/lehr/lg1.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
16-Sep-2018 08:01 Ronny68 Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
24-Oct-2019 17:14 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2020 19:13 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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