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Appendix One: Known Kommando Olga Ju 188 losses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Type

Werk Nummer

Code

Staffel

Pilot

27.11.44

Ju 188 A-2

180486

4.

Uffz. Eisenhardt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency crash-landing on Erfurt-Frankfurt Autobahn during non-op. flight. Four crew killed.

 

(Uffz. Ernst Eisenhardt, buried at Breitenbach am Herzberg)

??.12.44

Ju 188 (?)

Ofw. Lehmann**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost on operational flight, “on or about 10th December.”

09.12.44

Ju 188

A3+BD

4.

Ofw. Blüthgen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One dead, four missing on ops, Western Front (no Volksbund entry).

31.12.44

Ju 188 A-2

180461

A3+OD*

4.

Ofw. Ehrmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two injured in fire at Rhein-Main airfield: non-op. flight.

??.01.45

Ju 188

A3+MD

4.

Obgefr. Hauck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belly-landed and put out of action in mid-January; photographed at Rhein-Main at the end of the war.

23.01.45

Ju 188 E-1

260452

A3+QD

4.

Obgefr. Hauck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shot down by Mosquito over Belgium, all four crew taken prisoner.

02.02.45

Ju 188 E-1

260399

A3+LD

4.

Ofw. Rausch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crashed on ferry flight between Erfurt and Echterdingen: five crew killed.

 

(Crew members Friedel, Klein, Segeth buried in Schlüchtern; no Volksbund entries for Rausch or Valentin)

??.??.45

Ju 188 E-1

260232

A3+LD

4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographed by an American soldier at the end of the war (apparently in Mühldorf). Presumably this was a replacement for W.Nr. 260399 (see above).

NOTES:

*

These codes were the ones given in the Hauck crew's interrogations. Dates and names are taken from Verlustmeldungen (via the late Geoff Thomas) rather than the slightly differing versions given by the prisoners.

**

Information from interrogation of Hauck's crew.


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