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Mission: Fighter defence.

Date: 12
th March 1943

Unit: 10 (Jabo) Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 54

Type: Focke Wulf Fw 190A-5

Werke/Nr. 0829

Code: 12 + (Black)

Location: In Sea, 10-20 km off Dunkirk, France.

Pilot: Feldwebel. Emil Boesch. (60016/26) Born 24.05.1918 – Killed. (This pilot was attached from 10 (Jabo) Staffel./JG 26)


Believed shot down in combat with F/Sgt L. W. F. “Pinky” Stone in a Typhoon of No. 609 Squadron, Manston. Aircraft crashed into the sea after the attack.

(1) Uffz. Emil Boesch 1940cc(2)Uffz. Emil Boesch pilots citation
Unteroffizier. Emil Boesch 1940 (Hall).
ccccccccccccccccccccc Pilot’s citation award (Hall).ccccc

(3) Emil Boesch
Uffz. Boesch pictured with Messerschmitt Bf 109E (Hall).

(4) War flights citation x1cc(5) War flights citation x2
Citatation awards for the War Flights Badge in Bronze (1942) and Silver in (1943)

(6) Decoration DKiG notification Boesch

(7) DKiG
Decorated with the German Cross in Gold after his death. (Hall).

(8) the last sunset over the sea
Burial detail: None found – Believed still missing in action.

Researched by Steven Hall and compiled by Melvin Brownless, December 2014.
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