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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53906
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Time:16:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ME09 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1
Owner/operator:3./JG 21 Luftwaffe
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Zeist, province of Utrecht -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Soesterberg airfield (NL)
Destination airport:
In an attack on Blenheim R3731 of 82 Squadron, the Messerschmitt was hit by return fire from the upper turret gunner. The pilot and Staffelkapitän of the 3./JG 21, Oberleutnant Georg Schneider, was killed as his machine dived straight into the ground. He now rests at Ysselsteyn cemetery.
The Blenheim went down too, two crew members being killed.

book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd'

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
24-Jun-2019 17:50 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2020 17:06 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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