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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196764
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Date:02-APR-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ME09 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1
Owner/operator:3./JG 54 Luftwaffe
Registration: 3454
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mötzingen, Baden-Württemberg -   Germany
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 2 April 1940 Lt Klaus Ziegast of 3./JG 54 was killed when his Bf 109 E-1 WNr 3454 hit the ground at Mötzingen, near Nagold, during air-ground firing practice. The cause was unknown. The fighter was a 100% loss.

Sources:

JG 54 loss list, by Günther Rosipal (http://www.jg54greenhearts.com/LossList.htm)
"Die Jagdfliegerverbände der deutschen Luftwaffe 1934 bis 1945, Teil 2: Der "Sitzkrieg", 1.9.1939 bis 9.5.1940", by Jochen Prien & al, ISBN 3-923457-59-6
“The Battle of France Then and Now”, by Peter D. Cornwell. ISBN 9-781870-067652
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6tzingen
http://www.maplandia.com/germany/baden-wurttemberg/stuttgart/boblingen/motzingen/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jul-2017 09:02 Laurent Rizzotti Added
19-Jul-2017 09:58 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Feb-2018 22:29 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Jan-2020 16:53 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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