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Old 11th March 2005, 15:06
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Carganico loss

At least 6 other a/c and pilots from JG 5 were either WIA or KIA that day in the general vicinity of Strasbourg. So Anderson's claim might have been one of these.

The source for Carganico hitting the high-tension electrical lines is Hans Obermaier's book on Knight's Cross winners, p 98. This book written in the 1960s and updated in the late 1980s is usually VERY accurate. We do not always know the source he worked from, but usually official loss records and unit documents. He is not without fault, but these are rare. Obermaier says the accident was during a landing attempt.
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