De Vink - Chevremont (Kerkrade)

Aircraft crash site

Object Number - UPL 32981 - Feldwebel (sergeant) Helmut F Brinkman (* 13 June 1920) who was shot down with his Me-109 by the tail gunner of A/C 42-3436 Dominic C Lepore. ...

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On this spot Feldwebel (sergeant) Helmut F Brinkman (* 13 June 1920) crashed in his Me-109 after he was shot down by the tail gunner of A/C 42-3436 Sgt Dominic C Lepore. Brinkman went missing after he crashed in a field near De Vink-Chevremont (NL) on 14-10-1943.

Near or over Eygelshoven there were 3 German fighter planes involved of which one was probably shot down by tail gunner Dominic Lepore: the Me-109G-6 / White 12 ‘Werknummer’ # 15389 of ‘Feldwebel’ (sergeant) Helmut F. Brinkmann. He crashed in a field in ‘de Vink’ (between Kerkrade-Chevremont and Eygelshoven) killing him. He belonged to the 7th ‘Staffel’ (III. Gruppe) of Jagdgeschwader 1 then flying from Eelde? His body was not recovered. These details are mentioned by Mr. Ron Pütz in a letter to Mr. Linrud of November 27, 1988 and in a ‘Proces verbaal’ of the police of 14 October 1943 in Mr Pütz’ book ‘Duel in de wolken‘.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: German
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32558440
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron

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Date24 Apr 2018 04:55:59
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Date24 Apr 2018 04:51:55
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Date24 Apr 2018 04:50:23
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