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Mission: Defence of the Reich.

Date: 19
th September 1942

Unit: 2 Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 1

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4


Coded: + 16 (Black)

Location: Pfahlhaus, near Oldenburg, Germany.

Pilot: Leutnant. Gerhard Steiger. Born 17.06.1919 in Kandern. – Killed.


This aircraft was shot down in combat, no further details known.

Pasted Graphic
The wrecked fuselage of (Black 16) pictured at the crash site.

Burial details: Gerhard Steiger rests in the Ehrenfriedhof in
Wilhelmshaven. Block Ea. Grave 231.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless (March) 2013.