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Old 14th September 2010, 11:27
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Emergency landing seaplane 5/12/1943 at Wuustwezel

Hi,
In “ Wuustwezel en Loenhout in de Tweede Wereldoolog “ (Wuustwezel and Loenhout during World War II) by Guido van Wassenhoven (published in 1985) is mentioned that on 5/12/1943 a German twin-engined seaplane made an emergency landing in a meadow at Wuustwezel,Belgium (near Molenbergen). The crew was unharmed and the plane was collected by the Germans a few days later.
Was this a He115 ? Any information regarding the unit and crew available ?


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Old 15th September 2010, 02:50
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Re: Emergency landing seaplane 5/12/1943 at Wuustwezel

Is the date day-month-year or month-day-year? As posted your inquiry could be interpreted as May-12-43 or 5-Dec-43. Not meant to criticize, just as a comment for clarity.
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Old 15th September 2010, 03:48
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Re: Emergency landing seaplane 5/12/1943 at Wuustwezel

Hi,

The date was December 5,1943 - sorry for the confusion.

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Emergency landing seaplane 5/12/1943 at Wuustwezel

Hi,

Could this have been a He115 of Flieger-Ergänzungsgruppe (See) ?
Was this unit active over Western Europe ?

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Old 25th September 2010, 02:40
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Re: Emergency landing seaplane 5/12/1943 at Wuustwezel

I have nothing as far as recorded losses are concerned - if less that 10% damaged it probably was not recorded.
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Old 25th September 2010, 04:03
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Emergency landing seaplane 5/12/1943 at Wuustwezel

Hi Thenelm,

Many thanks for your reply.

Let's hope that sooner or later a photograph of this incident appears ...

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