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Old 22nd November 2010, 16:06
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1943 Crash in Somme.

Hello,

Found in the local archives :

On January 17th, 1943, at about 9:00 pm, a German plane crashed on the ground in a pasture on the territory of FRETTECUISSE. The plane caught fire, it is completely destroyed, it seems be about a bomber. The occupants died carbonized.
Near Oisemont (40km O. Amiens)

March 22nd, 1943 a German bomber is shoot down on the territory of EQUENNES, crew members are safe thanks to the intervention of a bucheron, which with its axe made a hole in the cabin on fire.
Near Poix (30km S.O. Amiens)

One can give me precision (planes, crews...) of these two accidents. Thank you for your help. cordially.
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Re: 1943 Crash in Somme.

On 17-1-43 a Ju88 of 3/KG6 crew of Hpt. Gunther Erbs were all killed in a crash described as 20 km NNW (northnorthwest) of Poix. This would appear to be about 30-40km West of Amiens could this be the one you are looking for.
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Old 22nd November 2010, 17:59
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Re: 1943 Crash in Somme.

I have then pilot as Hptm Günther Erbe and the crash near Poix airfield 40 km north of Beauvais?
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Re: 1943 Crash in Somme.

Actually viewing the map, it is very likely that airplane. The Hptm ERBS, buried in the cemetery of BOURDON, bloc 33 line 13 grave 492, the place of his death: "Raum Poix." Do you have the names of others crewmen ?
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Re: 1943 Crash in Somme.

Ff Hpt. Gunther Erbs St.Kap. B Ofw Simon Gruber, Bf Ofw Erich Wolf, Bs Uffz. Gerhard Wehner all killed in Ju88A-14 3E+ML w.n. 144352 - source Wir flogen gen Westen by Jan Horn.
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Re: 1943 Crash in Somme.

It is Erbs, German War Graves say near Poix. Ju 88 A-14 Wk Nr 144352 3E+ML. Ofw Simon Gruber, Ofw Erich Wolf & Uffz Gerhard Wehner
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Re: 1943 Crash in Somme.

Yes ! you are genius ! “Wir flogen gen Westen”, I must find this book... Many thanks for the informations.
And for 22/03/1943 nothing? This story has caused a storm in this village. The poor man who helped the airmen received 20.000F ... at the end of the war, he had a lot of problems.
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Re: 1943 Crash in Somme.

The only one I could find for the 22-3-43 was a Do217E-4 of II/KG40 w.n. 4391 which was 100% destroyed following a crash landing. There were no crew names as none of them were injured but the location is given as FL.Pl. Amiens, so I take it this one crashed on or very near the airfield,

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It is crashed 6km S. of the F.Pl. POIX.
Thank you Brian & Chris.
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