*** Messerschmitt Bf 109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 ***

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Messerschmitt Bf 109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 - near Isle of Urk
Fahnenjunker Feldwebel - Gerhard Thyben - Mon 18 Oct 1943 - 14:30

Monday 18 Oct 1943 - Fahnenjunker Feldwebel Gerhard Thyben of Stab II./JG 3 crash landed - 14:30 -
with his Messerschmitt Bf 109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 - near Urk ( 'Schelpenvlakte' )

Thyben tells:
"My machine tipped over and I was helped by soldiers of 'Funkmeldekompanie'
and a local doctor from my unpleasant position
Stayed overnight in Urk and the next day visiting a nearby B-17 crash location
Same day - 19 Oct 1943 - a Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' brought me from Urk to Groningen
were I did visit one of my comrades in the hospital, injured 18 Oct 1943"

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- info of 'Fliegerhorst Schiphol' - part 3 - by Ab Jansen - via Rob van de Nieuwendijk
Almost certain this is B-17G #42-37751(P) of crew Emmert of 8 Oct 1943 - 5 km NE of Urk - info PATS
local doctor = J. Andriessen MD - info PATS
Jagdgeschwader 3 - 12-9-43 to 13-12-43 - Amsterdam / Schiphol
"Rotte" - 2 planes - "Kette" - 3 planes - "Schwarm" - 4 planes

Crash time 14:30 - source crash register of SGLO
[ SGLO = 'Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945' / 'Study Group Air War 1939-1945' ]


SGLO - T2990

MESSERSCHMITT BF 109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 - 18 Oct 1943 - ISLE OF URK - CREW 1



THYBEN


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