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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53953
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:17-MAY-1940
Time:05:30 approx
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111P
Owner/operator:Stab./KG 4 Luftwaffe
Registration:
MSN: 5J+
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ellewoutsdijk, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fassberg airfield (G)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
In preparation for the final attack by the German troops, three Heinkels of Stab/KG 4 carried out reconnaissance missions over Walcheren island in Zeeland.

This aircraft was shot down by Sergent J. Joire, a French fighter pilot. Two salvos with a total of over 700 rounds were needed to bring down this bomber. The tree crew members who didn't survive were initially buried at Ellewoutsdijk and Goes. After the war, they were transferred to Ysselsteyn cemetery in Limburg:

Flugzeugführer Oblt. W. Andersch / escaped by parachute
Beobachter Lt. A. Bliesener / killed
Bordfunker Uffz. H. Hirschelmann / killed
Bordmechaniker Ogfr. G. Förster / killed

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0692&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Wings to Victory database


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2020 13:27 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2020 10:16 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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