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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225520
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:31-AUG-1940
Time:12:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ME09 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Messerschmitt BF 109E-1
Owner/operator:II./JG 26 Luftwaffe
Registration:
MSN: 4806
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ingrebourne Creek, Bridge Road, Rainham, Essex; -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
After being shot down on 30 August 1940 by a 603 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch-based, Spitfire flown by Flying Officer B. Carbury, Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 Wk Nr. 4806 of II/JG.26 crashed at Ingrebourne Creek, Bridge Road, Rainham, Essex at 12:45 pm. He was returning from a raid on British airfields at Biggin Hill, Hornchurch and Croydon.

The Luftwaffe aircraft lost a wing in the combat and the pilot, Oberlt Ludwig Hafer, successfully baled out, but two days later his body was found lying dead in Ingrebourne Creek, his parachute having failed to deploy. He was buried at the German War Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire (Block 1, Gr 368)

(This incident is reported elsewhere as being on August 30, 1940)

Sources:

1. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/KrackerDatabase/?s=1400&q=august
2. http://www.nwamuseum.co.uk/WESTESSEXcrashesMishaps3WW2.pdf
3. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/bombing-raids-inc-v1-2.41556/#post-503926


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2019 17:59 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Dec-2019 19:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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