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Time:19:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ME09 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4/B
Owner/operator:3./Erp.Gr.210 Luftwaffe
Registration: 1996
MSN: gelbe 3 +
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lightlands Farm, Frant, Sussex, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Calais-Marck airfield, France
Destination airport:
Mission: Attack on Croydon aerodrome, London, England.

Pilot: Leutnant. Horst Marx. 53581/29 – Captured.


Took off from Calais Marck. Escort duties during attack on Croydon aerodrome. The pilot baled out before the aircraft dived into an orchard and disintegrated. Pilot landed at Mark Cross and was captured with a slight cut on his left thumb. Markings: 3 in yellow. Engine: DB 601. Armament: remains of two machine guns and two shell guns found. One piece of armour recovered.

Leutnant. Horst Marx with Messerschmitt Bf 109 (Burgess/Vasco).

Leutnant. Horst Marx (Burgess/Vasco).

A piece of wreckage from Lt. Marx’s Messerschmitt with probable Werke Nummer 1996 (Burgess).

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, with special thanks to Nigel Parker, the late Pat Burgess and John Vasco for their help in constructing this page of remembrance. January 2016


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Revision history:

09-Jul-2019 18:28 TigerTimon Added
10-Dec-2019 20:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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