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Mission: Armed reconnaissance.

Date: 14
th February 1945

Time: 13.33 hours.

Unit: 2 Staffel./Nahaufklärungsgruppe 1

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 R/2

Werk Nr.230146

Coded: 64 + (Black)

Location: 3 miles N of Grave, near Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Pilot: Leutnant. Rudi Metzler. 53972/ – Killed. Born 24.07.1922.


A.I.(k) Report No.182B/1945

According to eyewitnesses this aircraft was shot down by three of a formation of eight Typhoons when flying at 4000 feet. The pilot bailed out from 150 feet but his parachute failed to open. The aircraft crashed and a RB 50/20 camera was found amongst the wreckage.



Burial detail: Block THH Row. 2 Grave 24. Kriegsgräberstätte in Ysselsteyn, The Netherlands.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, June 2013