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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50233
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ME09 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6
Owner/operator:6./JG 5 Luftwaffe
Registration: 441988
MSN: <1 +
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nijensleek, Drenthe -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Sachau airfield (G)
Destination airport:
During aerial combat, the aircraft was hit and on fire. The pilot, Unteroffizier Rudolf Schierghofer, bailed out, injured.

Feindflug (operational sortie). On this day, the USAAF raided several Luftwaffe airfields, according to Mission 554: 932 bombers and 443 fighters are dispatched to attack 11 airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium in conjunction with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos raiding 9 airfields in the Netherlands and Belgium; 16 bombers and 5 fighters are lost.

Liste-Ring; NL-Verl.Reg 1944
'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd' for airfield
'THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History'

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
20-Jul-2019 18:09 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2020 10:17 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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