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CrashID 401
Date 04-Jun-1944
Time Onbekend/Unknown
Location Wilhelminadorp
Airplane Heinkel
Type / model He 219A-0
Serial number 190188
Registration number G9+BL
Group Luftwaffe
Squadron 3./NJG 1
Base Onbekend/Unknown
Mission Nachtjager
Target Vijandelijke toestellen
Crew Hptm Heinz Eicke Safe
Oberfeldwebel Heinz Gall KIA
Cemeteries Oberfeldwebel Heinz Gall KIA. Hij is begraven te Ysselsteyn begraafplaats plaats BA.6.136. Hij werd 28 jaar.
Brief description of the crash The crew flew on a night target-simulation. After about 1 1/2 hrs flight time the aircraft was attacked from the rear. There had been no warning from either the Radarcontroller or the Wireless Operator. The left engine immediately burst into flames and could not be exstinguished. Pilot landed with his parachute and was not hurt, the W/O was found dead with his parachute not deployed about 500m from the crashsite. The airplane crashed 400m north of Wilhelminadorp.

Probably shot down by Mosquito Night-fighter NF MkVIII HK248 of RAF 219 Sqn flown by Pilot Officers D. T. Tull & P. J. Cowgill.
Extensive description of the crash (.pdf) pdf-logo 401-story.pdf pdf-logo-big
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