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Old 13th March 2015, 17:30
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Re: Corrections and Additions

In JFV 3 at page 182 is Abb.159 with the following caption:"Möglicherweise handelt es sich bei dieser Bf 109E-1, die am 13. Mai 1940 nach einer Notlandung in der Nähe von Eindhoven aufgenommen wurde, um die Maschine von Oblt. Christel Borries von der 1./JG 20, der nach Feindbeschuss auf gegnerischem Gebiet heruntermusste und zunächst als vermisst gemeldet werden musste, bevor er drei Tage später nach vorübergehender Gefangenschaft befreit werden und zu seiner Einheit zurückkehren konnte. Source Matthiesen."

But I have no Bf 109E-1 at May 13th, 1940 in the Eindhoven area.
And at that date Eindhoven was allready occupied by German forces, so Oblt. Borries could not have been taken prisoner.
Is this maybe a mixed-up with Lt.Karl Borris of 5./JG 26 who was shot down near Numansdorp at May 13th, 1940? He became pow and was released three days later.
The picture in JFV 3 at page 182 is not from the crash of Lt. Borris. The engine of his plane was excavated from the mud in May 1976 by the Dutch Airforce.

So from what crash is this picture?

Jaap

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