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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177341
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:18-AUG-1940
Time:17:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic ME09 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3
Owner/operator:5/II./JG 51 Luftwaffe
Registration: Black 1
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Over Thames Estuary -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
5/II./ JG 51. Flown by Staffelkäpitan Oblt Horst Tietzen. Shot down in combat by Hurricane of No.501 Sqn over the Thames estuary by 1740 hrs. Tietzen, veteran of the Condor Legion at the Spanish Civil War, was the fourth German fighter pilot to record 20 victories. His body later washed ashore at Calais in France. Tietzen was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz and promotion to the rank of Hauptmann on 20 August. Cited in the Wehrmachtbericht Sep 6, 1940.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_Tietzen
Le Fana de l'Aviation Hors serie No.44
Jagdwaffe Battle of Britain Phase Two by Eric Mombeek


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jun-2015 11:07 Daniel Nole Added
29-Sep-2015 07:57 Anon. Updated [Operator, Narrative]
10-Dec-2019 17:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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