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Hello gentlemen!

I am looking for informations about an aircraft crash in Essen (Germany), on may, 6th, 1918.

A Staaken R.VI crashed in heavy fog against a hill, 7 soldiers died by that accident.

Maybe this accident was noticed in the Militär-Wochenblatt.

If someone has informations about this incident, I´d be glad for a scan.

Thanks a lot in advance

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The local university has some of the MW for 1918 and I would be willing to check the next time I go.

Hello gentlemen!

I am looking for informations about an aircraft crash in Essen (Germany), on may, 6th, 1918.

A Staaken R.VI crashed in heavy fog against a hill, 7 soldiers died by that accident.

Maybe this accident was noticed in the Militär-Wochenblatt.

If someone has informations about this incident, I´d be glad for a scan.

Thanks a lot in advance

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Hello Ken!

That would be very friendly!!!!!!!

If I can do something for you, let me know!!!

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I'm afraid that the MW for 1918 starts in July. I still looked though some of the ones for July and didn't see anything. Since I will be using this source in the future I will keep a look out for a mention of this incident.

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This isn't the kind of thing typically reported in the MWB at the time. The only aircraft crash mentions I find in the first half of 1918 are in articles on enemy planes being downed.

I didn't see anything in the Zeitschrift für Flugtechnik und Motorluftschiffahrt either.

You might have better luck with Deutsche Luftfahrt. Unfortunately, I am missing the volumes of the magazine for 1917 and 1918.

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In case it's of any use, here are photos of the table of contents for the MW July to December 1918:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39766556@N07/sets/72157626973304370/

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Hello!

Many thanks for your work! Sad to hear that ther aren´t much ,more infos about the crash. The mystery thing is, that there were 7 soldiers died (I have all names and ranks), and one single man, who survived! I´d like to know, if he was a technican (civilian maybe)

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