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Detail page crash 14-May-1940

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CrashID 543
Date 14-May-1940
Time 06:00
Location Aardenburg/ St Kruis
Airplane Junkers
Type / model Ju 88A-1
Serial number Onbekend/unknown
Registration number 7A+BH
Group Luftwaffe
Squadron 1.(F)/121
Base Münster-Handorf
Mission Verkenning
Target Regio Brussel, Kortrijk, Gent en Antwerpen verkennen
Crew FF Ofw Richard Schnegotzki KIA
BO Olt. Heinz Spillmann KIA
Uffz. Willy Collosseus KIA
Uffz. Walter Gers KIA
Cemeteries FF Ofw Richard Schnegotzki KIA. Hij is begraven op te Ysselsteyn begraafplaats plaats AI.11.259. Geb. 20.10.1911.
BO Olt. Heinz Spillmann KIA. Hij is begraven te Ysselstein begraafplaats plaats AI.11.259. Geb 21.06.1913.
Uffz. Willy Collosseus KIA. Hij is begraven te Ysselstein begraafplaats plaats AI.11.257. Geb 05.06.1913.
Uffz. Walter Gers KIA. Hij is begraven te Ysselstein begraafplaats plaats AI.11.260. Geb 09.06.1916.
Brief description of the crash Already in the early morning, the JU 88A 7A+BH was sent to make a reconnaissance of the area of Brussel, Kortrijk, Gent and Antwerpen. The twin engine Junker 88A was intercept over Sint-Laureins (Belgium) around 06:00 hour by an early morning patrol of a section Hurricanes of 615 squadron. After been hit the Junkers was in fire and crashed, after dropped his four bombs, in the heading of Sint-Kruis (Netherlands). The bodies were - unrecognizable maimed - found, scattered on the arable land area.
Extensive description of the crash (.pdf) pdf-logo 543-story.pdf pdf-logo-big
Extra documentation 543 Heinz Spillmann.jpg
543- Richard Schnegotzki.jpg
543-Walter Gers.jpg
543-Wilhelm Collosseus.jpg

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