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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139714
 
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Date:06-JAN-1941
Time:
Type:Henschel Hs 126 K
Owner/operator:3 Mira Royal Hellenic Air Force
Registration: E33
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pogradec -   Albania
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
During the past month, Episminagos (Major) Demetrius Daliatseas, the unit commander of 3 Mira, and Sminagos (Captain) Spyridon Nanopoulos, had undertaken daily patrols over the front lines in the Pogradec area whenever weather permitted. On 6 January 1941, their Hs 126 K E33 was shot down by Italian AA fire and crashed in a ravine. Both men were killed.

Sources:

"Air War for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete 1940-1941", by Christopher Shores, Brian Cull and Nicola Malizia. ISBN 0-948817-07-0
http://www.pasoipa.org.gr/lefkoma/pilot_details/?id=156
http://www.pasoipa.org.gr/lefkoma/pilot_details/?id=157
http://web.archive.org/web/20150923213932/http://www.deutscheluftwaffe.de/Panelnachbau/Spyros%20Kourounis/Henschel%20He%20126/Hs%20126.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogradec
http://www.maplandia.com/albania/pogradec/pogradec/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2011 12:49 nikitas Added
07-Jan-2016 11:35 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
01-Jul-2022 08:03 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]

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