At the date of 29-11-1943, time: 1400, the aircraft type Bf 109 has been lost. The location of the plane was found at: Eastern Flevoland. The unit of crew and plane is: 5./JG 3. First flyer rank: Unteroffizier, name: F. Kostenbader. The plane belonged to the German forces.
Bf 109G-5 - Werke Nr. 27100 - 5./JG 3 - Uffz. Fritz Kostenbader - Oostelijk Flevoland Polder
Bf 109G-5 - Werke Nr. 27100 - 5./JG 3 - Markings "Schwarze 9" - recovered + 1x MIA by RNLAF-11(10) - Nov 1962 - East-Flevoland - ( reclaimed land )
Fritz Kostenbader born 26-04-1923 - dead 29-11-1943, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 20
Now - Grave TE-12-135 - Ysselsteyn, Province of Limburg, The Netherlands
Vermisst gemeldet Gradnetz GO 4/5
On 29 Nov 1943 II./JG 3 got the order to fly from their homebase to Volkel in order to intercept the incoming American Air Force near the German border Unteroffizier Fritz Kostenbader from 5./JG 3 was airborne from Volkel for his third flight.
Together with his "Rottenflieger" ( Wingman ) Lt. Leopold Münster, Leader of this "Staffel"
Around 14.00 uur it came to a dogfight, Münster shot down two P-38's. Kostenbader stayed the whole time with Münster, when the "Gruppe" stopped the fight. Kostenbader was out of sight. He didn't return from this flight.
19 year later, after reclaiming East-Flevoland, the wreck with Kostenbader was salvaged
He was interred in the German cemetery, Ysselsteyn, Limburg, The Netherlands
Kostenbader flew with Me 109G-6, W/Nr 27100, Schwarze 9
Thanks to PATS (see source link for more info)