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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53170
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Time:23:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 C-4
Owner/operator:4./NJG 2 Luftwaffe
Registration: 592
MSN: R4+CM, weisse C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 50 km east of Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Gilze-Rijen airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
Feindflug - operational sortie to airfields in Eastern England.

The aircraft fell victim to Wing Commander John Cunningham of 604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron RAF, who was flying Bristol Beaufighter Mk I registration T4625. The crew didn't survive:

(FF) Feldwebel Walter Kleine / missing in action
(Bf) Feldwebel Hans Engmann / killed
(Bs) Feldwebel Helmut Fiedler / missing in action

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Google Maps
GQM (#4-6), (07.11.41, Ber., "e")

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
24-Mar-2020 12:59 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2020 14:55 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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