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Old 3rd September 2006, 11:10
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FW 200 crashed 17.03.1941 in France

Hello,

On 17th of March 1941, a FW 200 crashed at PLOGOFF (North of Brittany). 5 crewmen instantly died in the crash, the 6th one, seriously injured, didn't survived his wounds.

I search the following info about the loss of this aircraft ant its crew :

- unit
- base of taking off
- mission
- cause of the crash
- forming of the crew (name, first name, date of birth, rank and function in the plane)

Any additional info about this crash would interest me.

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Old 3rd September 2006, 11:28
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Re: FW 200 crashed 17.03.1941 in France

I have the loss of FW 200 C-3, 0041, SG+KQ of I/KG 40 on 18 March 41 50 km south of Brest. Lt Hans Winkler-F, Oblt Helmut Nitsch-F, Uffz Nikolaus Kleinert-BF, Gefr Wilhelm Harding-BF, Fw Anton Langner-BM killed; Reg Rat Hermann Haller-Met injured. Believe it was on weather recce (hence the Met Man) and cause is not given-no RAF claims. Base would have probably been Merignac
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Old 3rd September 2006, 12:14
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Re: FW 200 crashed 17.03.1941 in France

Thanks Chris : it's the right one.
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Old 2nd July 2015, 16:26
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Re: FW 200 crashed 17.03.1941 in France

This is a bit old but time to resurrect. Some records say this ac crashed at Audierne as opposed to Plogoff? Can anyone confirm?
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Old 2nd July 2015, 17:55
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Re: FW 200 crashed 17.03.1941 in France

I have:
Pointe du Ras, 50 km südlich Brest, Hausberührung und Aufschlagbrand. Bruch 100 %.

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Old 2nd July 2015, 20:29
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Re: FW 200 crashed 17.03.1941 in France

Is it possible to know the time of the crash and was it on inward or outward trip?
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Old 2nd July 2015, 21:13
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Re: FW 200 crashed 17.03.1941 in France

2 ac took off at 0400 and 0547 hrs on 17 March. One of them crashed at 1600 hrs in PlQ 5978/14W (need to look this location up). 1 man rescued badly wounded , remainder baled out over the sea (?) and were killed after which ac crashed
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Old 2nd July 2015, 23:21
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Re: FW 200 crashed 17.03.1941 in France

Thanks Chris
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Old 3rd July 2015, 03:39
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Re: FW 200 crashed 17.03.1941 in France

Not directly related to this crash but I have a " Einsatz " report from 15.2.41 which lists Reg Rat. Haller as one of the crew of Fw200 " F8+BL" .The commander was Oblt. Schlosser and the pilot was Fw. Karl Macht .
Chris, have you any idea if Hermann Haller survived the war ?
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Old 3rd July 2015, 08:50
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No idea. I have 2 photos of him plus the burials of the crew
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