Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces

Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the German Luftwaffe and the Air Forces of its Allies.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 19th October 2009, 19:07
harrison987 harrison987 is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,455
harrison987 is on a distinguished road
New Fw190 wreck found...info needed on loss

HIi guys,

A friend of mine is recovering a Fw190 wreck in Latvia...so far a lot of items have been recovered, but the wreck is in a bog 6 feet deep.

The 190 crashed in August 1944, flying alone and burning. Sadly, the parachute was found in the wreck. He was flying to the direction of Cesis (Wenden), which was near a JG54 airfield. I do have a map of where the crash is located, but do not want to post it as the wreck is still being recovered.

Eyewitness say that this was the only airplane seen that day. They saw the smoke trailing the aircraft…and she flew alone (no Russian or other German aircraft were in the area). Suspected it was downed by anti-aircraft fire. She flew in a North-West direction, straight toward Cesis (Wenden), then turned 180 degrees and crashed. We are suspecting the 180 degree turn was due to another FlaK hit. The wreck was found just east of Ergli, Latvia.

We "think" it was the aircraft of Horst Adameit from 1/JG54, as it matches the direction, battle, time and distance. However, it was equipped with the FuG16, MG151's and Mg131's…which is normal for an A-7/A-8…while Horst's was an A-5 (W. Nr. 155960). Do not recall if the A-5 was equipped with this...

Info on the prop Hub indicates:

Sach.Nr. 9-12067
Verwendbar fGr. 9-12067
12153A

Which I also think is for the later series...


The crash happened between August 7th and 18th ...

Does anyone have any info or thoughts on this?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Info needed on Stuka Pilot - StG77 harrison987 Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 3 27th November 2008 17:58
Fw190 F-8/R1 W.Nr. 581230 - Info needed harrison987 Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 5 4th August 2008 09:42
Info needed on G-14/AS loss, JG4 harrison987 Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 6 14th May 2008 20:32
help needed - Lw. Glider crew - loss Stijn David Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 4 10th August 2006 12:35
Need loss info of Bf-109 Dronezz Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 4 26th July 2005 15:55


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:18.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net