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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193691
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:17-FEB-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111H-2
Owner/operator:III./KG 51 Luftwaffe
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km east of Memmingen, Bayern -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Landsberg
Destination airport:Memmingen
Narrative:
On 17 February 1940, a He 111 H-2 of III./KG51 stalled and crashed 2 km east of Memmingen flying in snow shower, killing the whole crew. It was one of the three aircraft flying from Landsberg to Memmingen.

Crew (all killed):
Fw Joachim Müller, 7./KG 51 (pilot)
Oberfw Bernhard Knobelspiess, 7./KG 51 (observer)
Oberfw Rudolf Klinke, 7./KG 51 (radio)
Oberfw Johannes Gönner, 8./KG 51 (air gunner)

Sources:

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=17461
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memmingen

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Feb-2017 08:05 Laurent Rizzotti Added
09-Dec-2019 15:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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