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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66105
Last updated: 11 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 188 E-1
Owner/operator:1./KG 6 Luftwaffe
Registration: 260168
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:South of Beachy Head -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Chièvres airfield, Belgium
Destination airport:Feindflug - operational sortie - London
shot down by RAF 181 Sqn Flt Sgt Kenneth "Chad" Hanna/RCAF at sea south to Beachy
Head area. At that time mistaken for a Do217 by Hanna. He claimed to have seen right
engine smoking after gun use, aircraft then disappeared into clouds. Aircraft prior incident probably jettisoned 2 unexploding 1000kg H.E.bombs at 10:45AM on "ploughed land near Lewes at
Ashcombe" Farm (Farmer Mr. Howell), about 150 yards southwest from the Grand Stand and
100 yards from the nearest building (Parish of St.Ann Without,Map Reference

take off: I./KG6 air base Chievres/BE.

Flugzeugführer Alfred Popp, 24.02.1920
Kampfbeobachter Ewald Scherff, 16.06.1920
Bordfunker Manfred Forst, geb. 04.04.1921
Bordschütze Helmut Kunze, geb. 29.04.1920

GQM (#12-24); Horn, KG6, page 262

Revision history:

02-Jul-2009 15:25 scherffi Added
14-Aug-2010 02:45 Anon. Updated [Country, Narrative]
30-Nov-2018 12:26 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Apr-2021 10:16 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Destination airport, Source]

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