Archive Report: Axis Forces 1914-1918 1935-1945
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29th October 1940 9 Staffel / JGD 3 Bf 109E-4 5153 5 + 1 Oblt. Troha
Operation: London, England.
Date: 29th October 1940 (Tuesday)
Time: 17.:15 hrs
Unit: 9 Staffel / Jagdgeschwader 3
Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4
Code: 5 + 1
Location: Near Wootton Cross Roads, Shepherdswell, Kent.
Pilot: Oberleutnant Egon Troha (Staffelkapit‰n) POW
REASON FOR LOSS:
This aircraft force landed near Wootton Cross Roads following fighter combat, pilot Oblt Troha captured unhurt.
RAF Recovery crew prepare to remove Oblt Troha's Bf 109 from its resting place.
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