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Mission: Defence of the Reich.

Date: 11
th February 1944

Unit: 7 Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 54

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6


Coded: 8 + (Yellow)

Location: Polch, 7 km SE of Mayen, Germany.

Pilot: Unteroffizier. Friedrich Julius Brüggemeier. 3./Schütz-Ers-Kp. 437/180 – Killed. Born 03.08.1921 in Mannheim.


This aircraft was shot down in combat, no further details known?
(If anyone can supply further information regarding this loss please contact us)

Copy of JG 54 7 St Uffz Fried Br++ggemeier + 11.02.1944 Polch0003
A youthful Friedrich, tragically lost so young (Jeckel).

Burial detail:

Friedrich Brüggemeier rests in his home town, Friedhof Mannheim-Neckarau.
Row 5. Grave 14.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, with thanks to Horst Jeckel, Alexander Schausten-Heuser, and Matti Salonen. February 2014.