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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227400
Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:15-AUG-1944
Time:day
Type:Junkers W.34
Owner/operator:Luftwaffe
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Venlo airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was destroyed in a bombardment. Stab III./KG 3
On this day, the USAAF visited Venlo airfield with 99 B-17 Fortresses of the 100th, 95th and 390th Bomb Groups. The formations dropped a total of 205,75 tons of bombs and were escorted by P-51 Mustangs of the 55th Fighter Group.

Some bombs fell outside the borders of the airfield, killing ten civilians. On the airfield, one member of the German military and four Belgian civilians were killed. The latter were prisoners from Vught concentration camp (Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch).

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3939D&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd'


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jul-2019 19:05 TigerTimon Added
22-Jul-2019 07:17 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]
01-Oct-2019 13:25 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Narrative]

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