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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227179
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Time:18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 A-1
Owner/operator:Stab/KG 30 Luftwaffe
Registration: 0274
MSN: 4D+AA, blaue A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Church Field, Newells Farm, Nuthurst, near Horsham, Sussex, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Eindhoven airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
Mission: Attack on London Docks, London, England.

Pilot: Oblt. Rolf Heim.

Observer: Uffz. Josef Beck.

Radio/Op: Fw. A Fuhs.

Gunner: Uffz. Walter Baustian.


Took off 15.30 hrs. with four 250 kg bombs; target the London Docks; the same mission having been carried out successfully the previous day. Fifteen aircraft set out all flying in a Ketten Vic astern led by Oblt. Metzatin.

Although the Geschwader Kommandeur, Oberst. Rieckhoff, should have been flying in this aircraft, he was actually with Oblt. Gollnesch in 4D + FA. Before reaching the objective the formation was attacked by twelve Spitfires, the perspex roof, together with machine guns was jettisoned, the oil radiators were hit and the pilot made a belly landing. Engines: 211B, manufactured by Junkers AG, Kothen-Anhalt. Nos 53378 on 11/4/40 and 53078 on 17/2/40.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with thanks to the late Steve Hall.


Luftwaffe losses


Revision history:

15-Jul-2019 15:07 TigerTimon Added
09-Dec-2019 10:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
04-Jan-2020 20:16 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
24-Sep-2020 22:21 TigerTimon Updated [Operator]

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