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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192589
Last updated: 22 January 2022
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Date:06-JAN-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic fw19 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5
Owner/operator:3./JG 54 Luftwaffe
Registration: 1249
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sabile -   Latvia
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Uffz Artur Gärtner of 3./JG 54 was wounded on 6 January 1945 when his Fw 190 A-5 WNr 1249 "white 4" was shot down in error by German Flak near Sabile airfield (called Zabeln by Germans). He bailed out. Gärtner was then an ace with 21+ victories.

Sources:

JG 54 loss list, by Günther Rosipal (http://www.jg54greenhearts.com/LossList.htm)
Luftwaffe claim lists by Tony Wood and Jim Perry (http://lesbutler.co.uk/claims/tonywood.htm)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabile


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2017 07:31 Laurent Rizzotti Added
28-Apr-2019 18:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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