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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53365
Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Time:02:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 C-2
Owner/operator:4./NJG 2 Luftwaffe
Registration: 0785
MSN: R4+IM, weisse I
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea northwest of Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Gilze-Rijen airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
The aircraft hit the water while circling a dinghy, with the 8./KG 4 crew of He 111 H-5 '5J+KS' in it. This bomber had ditched on the sea following engine damage (Motorschaden).
Feindflug (operational sortie). On this night, RAF Bomber Command raided Brest (France) and Schwerte (Germany).

Flugzeugführer Uffz. V. Alt 60941/5 Luftwaffe - missing in action
Bordfunker Uffz. H-G. Suckow 60941/7 Luftwaffe - missing in action
Bordmechaniker Uffz. E.W. Korn 60941/6 Luftwaffe - missing in action


- Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one
- GQM (#3-5); Blitz T&N, s.45; Intruders Over Britain, s.184; Balss, PV, s.21; Rökker, I./NJG 2, s.216

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
12-Jun-2019 07:11 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Feb-2020 14:52 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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