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CrashID 522
Date 12-May-1940
Time 10:30
Location Paal
Airplane Junkers
Type / model Ju 88A
Serial number Onbekend/unknown
Registration number 7A+CH
Group Luftwaffe
Squadron 1.(F)/121
Base Gütersloh
Mission Verkenning
Target Verkenning vliegvelden rond Brussel
Crew FF Fw. Kurt Denner KIA
BO Lt. Eckard Bruns POW
Bf Uffz. August Steinbock POW
Bs Gefr. Gerhard Damazyn WIA/POW
Cemeteries FF Fw. Kurt Denner KIA. Hij is begraven op de Duitse militaire begraafplaats te Lommel.
Brief description of the crash From Gütersloh on reconnaissance mission of aerodromes at Brussels, no bombs carried.
While over Brussels, they were engaged by a Spitfire of 79 squadron and shot down around 10:30. The two survivors were interrogated, one in London and the other at Southampton.
Extensive description of the crash (.pdf) pdf-logo 522-story.pdf pdf-logo-big
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