Date & Time: Oct 23, 1944
Type of aircraft:
Junkers JU.52
Operator:
Registration:
7U+GM
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Nautsi – Kaamanen
MSN:
6399
Country:
Finland
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The three engine aircraft left Nautsi Airport, Murmansk Oblast, at 0805LT on a flight to Kaamanen. En route, it was shot down by the pilot of a Soviet Air Force fighter and crashed in a wooded area located in Luppovaara, near Väylä. Eight occupants were rescued while a passenger was killed.
Crew (2./TGr.20):
Fw Gustav Kunzmann,
Uffz Ludwig Rohnacker.
Passengers:
Ofw Fritz Hartwig,
Ofw Paul Kaufmann,
Ogfr Rudolf Gilga,
Ogfr Ludwig Stuhldrein,
Uffz Hans Bernd,
Stgfr Hermann Königs,
Stgfr Wladis Marmella.
Source & photo:
http://ktsorens.tihlde.org/flyvrak/toulbujarvi.html
Causes:
Shot down by the pilot of a Soviet Air Force fighter.