Clothing and remains found while recovering German fighter plane

Focke Wulf Fw 190 A5
Focke Wulf Fw 190 A5
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The Netherlands – Human remains and pieces of clothing were found during the recovery of a German fighter aircraft in the municipality of Lingewaard. They probably belong to the missing pilot of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A5.

The plane is being salvaged since Monday. The fighter plane was shot down during World War II.

Salvage team

The air force-led recovery team knew in advance that the aircraft had crashed in Angeren. Small parts had been found before. During the salvage operation this week, the iron plate with the unique registration number of the aircraft was also found.

The pilot of the plane was Karl Becker from Lindenberg, Germany. He had been missing since the crash. The salvage and identification service of the army (BIDKL) does the official identification. Becker’s family has already been notified.

The device has not yet been fully recovered. That will take another 1 to 2 weeks. The found parts are first viewed at a processing location. The wreckage parts will then be sent to Woensdrecht Air Base for further research.

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