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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138958
 
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Date:19-APR-1940
Time:10:37
Type:Henschel Hs 126B-1
Owner/operator:2.(H)/13 Luftwaffe
Registration: 3027
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dessenheim, Haut-Rhin -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Henschel Hs126B-1 4E+BK (WNr 3027) of 2.(H)/13 was intercepted during an observation mission south of Neuf-Breisach by five Morane 406 of GC II/7. The five French pilots (Capt Henri Hugo, Adjudant-chef Denis Ponteins, Sgt-chef Robert de Fraville, Sgt Amédée Passemard and Sgt Georges Catois) shot it down in Bakgau area and it was awarded to all five as a shared victory. The aircraft crashed near Dessenheim, France, at 1037 hrs, killing both crew, Lt Wilhelm Hellmann (observer) and Gefr Hermann Meissner (pilot).

Sources:

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=43621
Batailles aériennes n° 3 (French magazine), 1997-1998
http://www.cieldegloire.com/gc_2_07.php
https://www.passionair1940.fr/Armee%20de%20l%27Air/Escadrilles/Esc-Chasse/GC-2-7/GC_II-7.htm
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dessenheim
http://www.maplandia.com/france/alsace/haut-rhin/colmar/dessenheim/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Oct-2011 06:13 ThW Added
10-Jul-2015 18:51 Digger Updated [Operator]
29-Sep-2015 20:08 sandman56 Updated [Operator]
10-Dec-2019 19:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 06:43 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2020 21:30 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Operator]

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