Saturday 5 February 2022

He 219 crew use of ejection seats - the loss of WNr.290070 on the night of 3-4 February 1945


".. A survey of the period July 1943 to the end of hostilities shows that at least 24 airmen successfully ejected from the He 219. This figure is somewhat conservative, and it is possible that as many as 32 airmen successfully ejected.." 

The following text amendments forwarded by author Ron Ferguson concern the loss of WNr. 290070 on the night of 3-4 February 1945. Pilot Hptm Rességuier de Miremont was hit by return fire from a Lancaster and bailed out safely near Roermond