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.

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