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Mission: Escort sortie?

Date: 8
th July 1940

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Unit: 3 Staffel./Lehrgeschwader 2

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3


Coded: Not known.

Location: Buckland Farm, Sandwich, Kent, England.

Pilot: Leutnant. Albert Striberny 53534/ - Captured POW.


Shot down in combat with fighters and dived into the ground; partially buried at a depth of 3 ft. Pilot bailed out and was captured. Markings: the aircraft bore a yellow Mickey Mouse as staffel sign and on the tail R.109/2964.

Lt Albert Striberny in cockpit
Lt. Albert Striberny pictured here in the cockpit of Bf 109E (Parker/Parry)

crash site 1
Crash site of Lt. Striberny’s Bf 109E at Buckland Farm, July 1940 (Parker/Parry)

crash site 2
The tail wheel and part of the Staffel insignia can be clearly seen in this photo, July 1940 (Parker/Parry).

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with thanks to Nigel Parker (May 2013).