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Mission: Defence of the Reich.

Date: 16
th March 1944

Unit: 2 Staffel./Nachtjagdgeschwader 2

Type: Junkers Ju 88 C-6

Werke/Nr. 720111

Location: Flugplatz Nagold, Germany.

Pilot: Unteroffizier. Horst Mielke. 208495/12 – Killed. Born 22.08.1921 in Persanzig/Neustettin.

Radio/Op: Unteroffizier. Guenther Hassler. 208495/17 – Wounded. Born 01.09.1921 in Hamburg.


Believed to have been the victim of a R.A.F. long range night fighter attack.

Uffz. Mielke managed to land his stricken aircraft at Flugplatz Nagold, but sadly died of his injuries the following day. Guenther Hassler was also wounded but survived this crash. Guenter went missing in action on the 28.05.1944 whilst flying with Hptm. Moelter.

From L to R; Guenther Hassler, Horst Mielke, unknown, unknown with 4R + GK

2 Mielke, Hassler & Herft
Pilot, Uffz. Horst Mielke, R/Op, Guenther Hassler and Gunner, Ogefr. Bernd Herft.

Burial detail:

Horst Mielke was taken back to his home town of Persanzig for burial.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless A. R. Society (July 2014)