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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89823
 
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Date:14-MAY-1940
Time:13:55
Type:Fiat CR.42
Owner/operator:4/II/2 Aéronautique Militaire Belge
Registration: R-22
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nivelles AFB, Walloon Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nieuwkerken (B)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mission: protection of the French troep leaving Fleurus by train
R-22 damaged but the pilot Adj Elie Joseph G. Français reached Nivelles.
R-22 was written off
5 pilots 8/JG3 claimed 5 CR-42: Oblt. Wilhelm Gäth; Ofw. Willi Bauer; Uffz. Rudolf Saborowski; Uffz. Karl Flebbe; Uffz. Josef Keil; only one was written off.

Sources:

1. http://vvjack.be/PORTAIL//imprimer.php?pg=art182
http://web.archive.org/web/20130812142230/
2. http://don-caldwell.we.bs:80/claims/tonywood.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Feb-2011 15:10 ThW Added
24-May-2011 14:14 ThW Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
27-Jun-2022 23:25 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]
28-Jun-2022 16:12 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
30-Jun-2022 16:15 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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