A downed German Junkers Ju-88 reconnaissance aircraft under Istra

A downed German Junkers Ju-88 reconnaissance aircraft under Istra

Reconnaissance aircraft Junkers Ju-88 (Ju 88) with the code F6 + AK (number 0285) was shot down July 25, 1941 by Soviet pilots of the 3rd Fighter Air Corps about Istria and made an emergency landing in a forest glade. Five days later, Junkers Ju-88 reconnaissance aircraft taken out and installed on Sverdlov Square (now Theater Square) in Moscow.

Junkers Ju-88 reconnaissance aircraft belonged to the 2nd far-reconnaissance squadron of the 122 th Intelligence Group (2.(F)/122) from the Luftwaffe made a reconnaissance flight to Moscow-Kaluga region.

Lieutenant Wilhelm Stuckmann – pilot;
Sergeant-Major Anders, Wilfred – navigator;
Corporal Bruno Sievert – radio operator;
Corporal Werner Ludwig – gunner.

Information about the fate of the crew is not in the German archives of the missing persons.



Time taken: 1941
Author: Margaret Bourke-White

In : 1941

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