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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50234
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:15-AUG-1944
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/U4
Owner/operator:6./JG 5 Luftwaffe
Registration: 440051
MSN: gelbe 12 +
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Benderse, Ruinen, Drenthe -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sachau airfield (G)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was shot down in aerial combat. The pilot, Unteroffizier Ernst Thomas, bailed out at a height of 60 metres. His parachute did not open and he fell to his death. He now rests at Ysselsteyn cemetery, Limburg.

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.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3935&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Girbig, JG 5, s.239; Liste-Ring; NL-Verl.Reg 1944
'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd' for airfield
https://me109.info/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
20-Jul-2019 18:04 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jul-2019 18:04 TigerTimon Updated [Source]
27-Mar-2020 10:16 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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