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14.02.1945 2./NAGr.1 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Wnr.230174 Uffz. Spr√ľnker Location: Bridge-Neumar, W of Cologne, Germany.
Mission: Armed reconnaissance.

Date: 14
th February 1945

Time: Not known.

Unit: 2 Staffel./Nahaufklärungsgruppe 1

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

Werk Nr.230174

Coded: Not known.

Location: Bridge-Neumar, west of Cologne, Germany.

Pilot: Unteroffizier. Richard Sprünker. 53972/255 – Killed. Born 08.10.1920 in Hohenfels.

REASON FOR LOSS:

This aircraft was shot down during a reconnaissance sortie, pilot attempted crash landing but hit an obstruction, no further details known.

Uffz. Baz and Uffz. Spruenker
Comrades, Uffz. Heinz Bäz pictured together with Richard Sprünker during break in operations.
Uffz. Bäz was lost on the 18.11.1944 near Wuerzburg. (Welter)

Richard Spruenker 2cccSpruenker 3
Richard pictured shortly after entry to the Luftwaffe and in flight gear (Sprünker)

Burial detail:

Friedhof Kruft, near Andernach. Grave No.8 (1945)

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to the Sprünker family and Adolf Welter for their help in constructing this page of remembrance June 2013.

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