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Mission: London, England.

Date: 29th October 1940

Time: 5.15 p.m.

Unit: 9 Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 3

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4


Coded: 5 + 1

Location: Near Wootton Cross Roads, Shepherdswell, Kent, England.

Pilot: Oberleutnant. Egon Troha (Staffelkapitaen) – Captured unhurt.


Started at 17.00 hrs. Free-lance patrol. The formation was flying at 26,000 ft. and was preparing to attack a squadron of Spitfires below them when a Spitfire got on the tail of this aircraft and shot through the radiator, the pilot making a good belly landing in a field. This was not this pilot’s usual aircraft. Airframe made by Wiener Neustadter F.W. in 1940. Engine: DB 601 A. Made by D.B. at Genshagen, works no. 60303. Armament: two 20 mm cannon and two MG 17. A large quantity of ammunition not expended. Armour; fuselage cross bulkhead and head protection, with curved shield. This aircraft force landed near Wootton Cross Roads following fighter combat. At the time of his capture Oblt. Egon Troha had six victories to his credit.

Lt. Egon Troha, pictured at Werl in 1939 (Net)

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RAF A.I.(k) Report No.835/1940.

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R.A.F. MU crew prepare the recovery of Oblt. Troha's Bf 109 from its resting place.

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