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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89531
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:22-NOV-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111
Owner/operator:Stab I./ KG4 Luftwaffe
Registration: 5J+FA
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Torhout, Flanders -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Quakenbrück-am-Rhine, (G)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On November 22, 1939, a Heinkel He111, code 5J+FA of Stabstaffel I/KG.4 based at Quakenbrück-am-Rhine (Germany) encountered two Curtiss Hawk 75 fighters of the French 1ère Escadrille du Groupe de Chasse 1/4 at Norrent-Fontes (France) and in the ensuing dog-fight, was shot down near Torhout (Flanders, Belgium).

Crew attempted to make an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed near Torhout. While the captain was injured, and taken POW, all three other crew were killed.

Sources:

1. http://www.belgian-wings.be/Webpages/Navigator/Belgian_Aviation_History/interbellum/ThePhoneyWar%2002.htm
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1939/archives/crash-of-a-heinkel-he-111-in-torhout-3-killed/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2011 14:54 ThW Added
09-Nov-2012 16:23 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Operator, Phase, Departure airport]
05-Nov-2014 13:58 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
29-Sep-2015 09:26 Anon. Updated [Operator]
29-Sep-2015 19:36 sandman56 Updated [Operator]
08-Jan-2017 22:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2019 19:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
08-Dec-2019 18:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
15-Jan-2020 11:08 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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