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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50841
Last updated: 17 August 2021
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Time:12:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 188 E-1
Owner/operator:5./KG 2 Luftwaffe
Registration: 260315
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Coulommiers airfield, France
Destination airport:Eindhoven airfield
On 23 February 1944 the Ju 188 E-1 WNr 260315 U5+GM of 5./KG 2 took off from Coulommiers, near Paris, for a transfer flight to Eindhoven airfield, Netherlands. The bomber was destroyed in a crash near Eindhoven due to engine failure, and the entire crew was wounded, including the Gruppenkommandeur of II./KG 2, Major Heinz Engel, who was flying aboard as the observer. The radio operator died from his injuries the same day.

Lt Erich Höhne (pilot) WIFA
Major Heinz Engel (observer, Gruppenkommandeur) WIFA
Uffz Werner Beck (radio operator) WIFA, DOW
Uffz Herbert Wolf (air gunner) WIFA


“Der Luftkrieg in Europa: die operativen Einsätze des Kampfgeschwaders 2 im Zweiten Weltkrieg”, by Ulf Blake. ISBN 3-7637-5882-8[gid]=eaf942c55758ba0a693324e623554e6a

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
28-Feb-2016 16:10 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2019 16:17 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Dec-2019 11:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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