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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166218
Last updated: 1 April 2020
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Date:24-MAR-1944
Time:22:27 claim
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:51 Squadron Royal Air Force (51 Sqn RAF)
Registration: MZ507
C/n / msn: MH-P2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:western side of the Dorfsee lake at Kreien, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 18:43 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
The aircraft was shot down by Leutnant Friedhelm Wüstenhagen of the 1./NJG 5, who was flying Bf 110 G-4 C9+DH from Stendal airfield in Sachsen-Anhalt.
Two of the crew survived. One died a year later as a POW. The Messerschmitt crew didn't survive the encounter either. The Luftwaffe aircraft was hit by return fire and crashed.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part two
http://daten2.verwaltungsportal.de/dateien/seitengenerator/tafel0022_1.jpg
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.gemeinde-kreien.de/seite/176874/flugzeugabsturz_1944.html&prev=search
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-May-2014 19:34 gerard57 Added
28-Sep-2015 18:29 craigy Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Apr-2020 09:29 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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