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Old 28th December 2018, 21:48
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Re: Information concerning the loss of Herbert Franzisket - killed 08.05.1944

Hello Rick,

on 8 May 1944 the II./JG 27 took off in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim. Around ten o’clock the group encountered a Liberator formation with P-47, P-51 and P-38 escort fighters in the area Hannover. In the air battle the group lost 4 Bf 109. 3 pilots were killed in action, among them Ofhr Heribert Franzisket of 4./JG 27. He flew the Bf 109 G-6 WNr. 163333 white 3 and was shot down near Neustadt am Rübenberge northwest of Hannover. He bailed out and was shot dead by an American fighter pilot hanging on the parachute.
Source: Prien, Rodeike, Stemmer, „Messerschmitt Bf 109 im Einsatz bei der II./Jagdgeschwader 27“ (1997) pages 381 and 561.

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