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Old 12th January 2021, 23:04
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Bf 110 J8+BL crash

Hello friends. I have a question regarding a crash on the southern part of Corfu island, Greece. The airplane was Bf 110 G-3 WNr5383 J8+BL of 3.NAGr2, said to have crashed on 09/05/1944. Crew was Uffz. Marcus Gerhard, Oblt. Herbert Kuckuck and Uffz. Erwin Amberg. All killed.

The question is does anybody know the cause of this crash? It is so weird, as on May 1944 there were no italian army on the island of Corfu, thus no enemy action (at least AA fire or dogfight?). Mechanical problem would give time to crew to bail out. Probably the date is wrong? Any ideas?

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Flak Beschuss !! possibly friendly fire ??

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Old 13th January 2021, 14:27
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Re: Bf 110 J8+BL crash

Thanks Remi! Friendly fire or ship AA guns? Who knows...
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Old 19th January 2021, 23:00
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Re: Bf 110 J8+BL crash

Hi again friends! Regarding the above crash, I have two questions:
1) This was a three-crewmen mission as it seems by the loss list. Was it common for reconnaissance missions to be taken out by three men on the 110's?
2) The names of Kuckuck and Amberg are correct? I can only find the pilot's death card and no one else's. Is it common that death cards may have been lost or not even filled?

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Re: Bf 110 J8+BL crash

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Is it common that death cards may have been lost or not even filled?

Thank you in advance.

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Fold3.com has 2.1 million cards and there were over 4 million German dead and missing in the Second World War alone, so a lot of the cards must be missing. I’ve had same problem where I couldn’t find cards for all of a crew.
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