Date & Time: Jun 16, 1952 at 0420 LT
Type of aircraft:
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was performing a reconnaissance mission following the disappearance three days earlier of a Swedish Air Force TP-79 into the Baltic Sea. En route, the Catalina was shot down by the pilot of a Soviet MiG-15. The pilot-in-command was able to complete an emergency landing and all five crew members were rescued by the crew of the German merchant ship christened 'Münsterland'. The airplane was lost.
Shot down by the pilot of a Soviet MiG-15.