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Old 23rd February 2010, 14:47
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Bf110 shot down 15 August 1940

Hi guys

15 August, one of the many German aircraft shot down was Bf110 M8+BP of 6./ZG76, which force-landed on North Ashey Down on the Isle of Wight. Although shrouded in mystery, the pilot Fw Jakob Birndorfer was apparently shot dead by Scottish soldiers of the Black Watch stationed at Havenstreet after the landing, in which his wounded air gunner Uffz Max Guschewski had been rendered unconscious. Various reasons have been suggested for Birndorfer being shot – from opening fire on the soldiers as they approached, to interfereing with the controls or simply resisting arrest.

Can anyone provide additional information?

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