Friday, 7 November 2014
Arado Ar 66 Fliegerdenkmal
Beautifully spectacular shot of a so-called Fliegerdenkmal [aviator's monument] mishap, involving an Arado Ar 66 trainer with WL+IDEH fuselage code. It seems the aircraft came to rest in the ditch next to the airfield perimeter road, right in front of a corn field. Note the unusually small fuselage Balkenkreuz.
WL+IDEH was part of Schule/FAR 23 in Kaufbeuren, southern Bavaria, in September 1939, and this incident likely occured during that period. (Fischer collection, additional information very kindly supplied by Eric Guillaume via luftwaffe-research-group.org)
Entry amended November 30, 2014.