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Mission: Training flight, Germany.

Date: 29th August 1944.

Unit: Jagdgeschwader 112

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-12

Werke/Nr. 19333

Coded: BK + YK

Location: Near Landau, Southern Rhineland, Germany.

Pupil pilot: Gefreiter. Franz Federbusch - Injured.

Pilot: Oberfeldwebel. Paul Meier - Injured.


Both injured in crash due to technical failure, near Landau100% loss.

A twin seat Messerschmitt Bf 109G-12 similar to that flown by Franz Federbusch (Internet)

Copy of Franz Federbusch + 24.01.45
Franz Federbusch pictured in hospital shortly after the accident. Sadly, Franz did not recover from injuries sustained and passed away on the 24.01.1945 aged 22. (Thomas Smith).

Franz's grave marker. (Thomas Smith)

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with thanks to G. R Morrison & Jim P and Thomas Smith January 2012.