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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53125
Last updated: 22 October 2020
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Date:27-SEP-1941
Time:14:18 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ME09 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2
Owner/operator:I./JG 52 Luftwaffe
Registration: 8165
C/n / msn: schwarze <4 +
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:400 metres east of Katwijk airfield, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Katwijk airfield
Destination airport:Orscha in the Soviet Union (final destination)
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered engine trouble immediately after becoming airborne. Unteroffizier F. Geissler did not survive the ensuing crash-landing. The damage was assessed as 95%. The Luftwaffe pilot currently rests at Ysselsteyn cemetery in Limburg.

The I./Jagdgeschwader 52 was ordered to the Eastern Front and departed Katwijk airfield on the 27th of September.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1278&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
GQM (#4-6); Fast, JG 52, IV, page 52; Barbas, V.II page 81
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Jagdgeschwader/Inhalt.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
03-Apr-2020 15:48 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Apr-2020 15:56 TigerTimon Updated [Destination airport]

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