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NA 64 serial number 101 crashed near Fitting 17/6 1943.
The aircraft belonged to Zieldar. JG 102 and was coded DS+31
T/o ? Op: Calibration flight for radar.
Apparently Pilot Unteroffizier Werner Tränkner and Navigator Obergefreiter
Gustav Butkerat wanted to show off for the female personnel at Radar station
Fledermaus at Fitting around noon. They were doing aerobatic and one of the
loops was performed at too low an altitude. The NA 64 hit the ground about 50
metres southeast of the most southern Würzburg-Riese radar killing the crew
The bodies of Pilot Unteroffizier Werner Tränkner and Navigator Obergefreiter
Gustav Butkerat were removed from the wreckage and placed in a shack east of the crash site while the female
personnel walked to the nearby farms and asked for flowers to cover the
The flyers were laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 22/6 1943.
The NA 64 after the loop
Sources: RL 2 III/775.
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