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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53817
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:26-AUG-1940
Time:00:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 A-1
Owner/operator:8./KG4 Luftwaffe
Registration: 883149
C/n / msn: 5J+DS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Schiphol airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Schiphol airfield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 26 August 1940, Ju 88 A-1 WNr. 883149 of 8./KG 4 flown by Oblt. R.Meissner collided with the Ju 88 of Oblt. Wimmer (also from 8./KG 4) at the runway, on takeoff for a Feindflug (operational sortie).

Meissner and his crew were killed and were initially buried at Amsterdam:
Flugzeugführer Oblt. R. Meissner 55543/5 Luftwaffe Ysselsteyn cemetery; CX-10-238
Beobachter Ofw. H. Ruppert 55543/12 Luftwaffe Ysselsteyn cemetery; CX-10-239
Bordfunker Gfr. A. Gilch 55543/60 Luftwaffe Ysselsteyn cemetery; CX-10-237
Bordschütze Uffz. J. Bruxmeier 55543/35 Luftwaffe Ysselsteyn cemetery; CX-10-240

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0794A&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/index.php?t-19841.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-Jan-2019 07:34 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2019 07:35 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
31-Jul-2019 05:55 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2019 06:08 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
08-Dec-2019 18:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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