Blue 9 Fw190A-8
Fw190A-8, Blue 9 of 12. /JG 5. “Eismeer” Herdla, Norway, 1945. Flown by Karl-Heinz ‘Charly’ Koch. This aircraft, Werk #350185, crash landed during aerial combat over Sunnfjord, 9 February 1945. (Known as the Black Friday)
Koch did actually crash a second A-8 on April 8 at Herdla. Prior to being stationed in Norway , Koch served at the Channel Front, where his 1st victory was a P47 Thunderbolt (22 September 1943). He also served at the Eastern Front where we claimed both an Yak-9 (27 September 1944) and a IL-2 Sturmovik (9 October 1944). Karl-Heinz Koch died in March 2001.
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