26/27 -12 -1944
Crash report from “Nachtjagd War Diaries”:
A Junkers 88 of 6./NJG2, flown by Hauptman Kamsties, had successfully completed a series of ground-strafing runs in the Leuven area, central Belgium, when it was engaged by a 219 sqn Mosquito. Under a clear, moonlit sky, a fierce dogfight developed. At one stage Kamsties’ bordfunker saw the mosquito pilot apparently pulling out pf a dive too late and the aircraft crashed in a ball of fire at Holsbeek with the loss of the two-man crew.
S/Ldr Derrick Lang Ryalls 32 years KIA
F/Lt John Braeton Hampson 28 years KIA
(In the near future there will be a memorial on the crash site)
Crash site investigation by Benny C. ,Steven V.,Mark V.,Bart B.,Joop H.
Research by Steven Volckaerts,Peter Celis
Special thanks to Bart Beckers for helping us on the crashsite
Regards Benny Ceulaers