02.03.1945 1./JG2 Focke Wulf Fw 190D-9 Wnr.500393 Ofhr. Stempel Location: Lahn, Germany. +
Mission: Defence of the Reich.

Date: 2
nd March 1945

Unit: 1 Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 2

Type: Focke Wulf Fw 190D-9


Coded: Not known.

Location: Lahn, Germany.

Pilot: Oberfaehnrich. Werner Stempel. Born 1924 Duisburg – Killed.


According to the book, "An ordinary day in 1945" by Peter Kassak, Ofhr. Werner Stempel of 1./JG 2 was killed when his Fw 190 D-9 was shot down in Mainz area. At around 1720 hrs this day 30 B-26 of 394th BG having just bombed an ordnance depot near Giessen were attacked by a dozen German fighters of (I./JG 2) and one B-26 was shot down, but "P-47s" joined the battle and six (or seven) German pilots were shot down. Stempel's Fw 190 crashed into the bank of the river Lahn. Ofhr. Stempel bailed out after combat and landed in the river Lahn. Body was recovered and laid to rest at Stockhausen cemetery, some 13 km west of Wetzlar

Stempel Werner
Werner Stempel (via Jeckel).

Stempel Grab
Grave of Werner Stempel at Stockhausen (via Jeckel).

Burial details: Stockhausen cemetery, Germany.

Compiled by Melvin Brownless with thanks to Horst Jeckel, Laurent Rizzotti and Peter Kassak for their help in constructing this page of remembrance. Updated July 2014.

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