27.10.1940 Stab I./JG 3 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 Wnr.4124 Lt. Busch Location: Fisher Farm, West Wickham, near Hayes, Kent, England.
Mission: Free-lance fighter sweep over Kent, England.

Date: 27
th October 1940

Time: 12.00 hours.

Unit: Stab I./Jagdgeschwader 3

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7


Code: < - +

Location: Wickham Court Farm, New Addington, Surrey, England. Q.8383 (War Revision 1940).

Pilot: Leutnant. Ernst Busch. 55568/? – Captured wounded.


This aircraft was flying at 23,000 ft. on a free-lance patrol when it was attacked by Spitfires from the rear. The engine was hit and control lines shot through, so the pilot bailed out. Aircraft dived into the ground, the engine entirely buried and airframe wrecked. Markings: black, outlined in white. Armour: cross fuselage bulkhead and head protection found but no curved head shield fitted.

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The wings were the only thing left smoking on the surface after it dived into the ground. A main wheel and tyre, propeller blade can also be seen. (Parker/Parry).

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The starboard wing is virtually complete still with the MG in place. (Parker/Parry)

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Nigel Parker and Simon Parry. March 2015

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