This BF 110 E-2 (Werksnummer 4516) night fighter served with II./NJG 1 and was flown by the highest decorated night fighter ‘ace’ Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. He obtained his first ‘kill’ with this machine on the night of 1-2 June 1942. Schnaufer was shot in the leg while attacking a Halifax that night, after which he made his only belly landing during the war. While Schnaufer recuperated, this machine was reassigned to a different crew and was later converted into a G-0 model. On the night of 10-11 April 1943, it was shot down and destroyed. Its remains were excavated in 2006.
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