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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49779
Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Time:21:22 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 G-1
Owner/operator:10./NJG 3 Luftwaffe
Registration: 710639
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:woods along the Duerswâldmer Wei, Bakkeveen, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Westerland/Sylt airfield, Germany
Destination airport:
Feindflug (operational sortie) against the RAF Bomber Command Bremen (Germany) raid.

The aircraft was intercepted by Serrate Mosquito NT234 of 141 Squadron flown by F/Lt. A.C. Callacher.
After a radar and visual chase of some 15 minutes, the Junkers was shot up and crashed into a pine wood approximately 200 metres north of the Duerswâldmer Wei road at Bakkeveen.
All four crew members had managed to evacuate the aircraft by parachute, though one suffered a parachute failure:

Flugzeugführer / Oblt. W. Briegleb / wounded
Beobachter / Uffz. Brandt / wounded
Bordfunker / Fw. P. Kowalewski / Ysselsteyn cemetery (Limburg); initially buried Leeuwarden
Bordschütze / Uffz. W. Braunlich / wounded

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part four
Google Maps

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Mar-2021 14:53 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2021 19:08 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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