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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53957
Last updated: 25 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 111
Owner/operator:Stab./KG 4 Luftwaffe
Registration:
MSN: 5J+
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea near Kapelle, 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.
The aircraft was attacked by eight Curtiss H75 fighter aircraft of the GC I/ 4 A (Armée de l'Air) and crashed into the sea. Two crew members are missing in action:

Flugzeugführer Uffz. W. Feller Luftwaffe / Lommel cemetery in Belgium
Beobachter Ofw. O. Geitz Luftwaffe / missing in action
Bordfunker Ogfr. H. Schöning Luftwaffe / missing in action
Bordmechaniker Gfr. G. Kunze Luftwaffe / Ysselsteyn cemetery in Limburg; buried as unknown

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0693&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 13:37 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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