The recovery of a Focke Wulf Fw190A-8, crashed near Groessen.
This recovery was carried out on August 12, 2006. This Focke Wulf 190A-8 crashed during the operation Market Garden, September 1944. Shortly after the april recovery of the Me109G-14 the landowner told the ARGA of another crashsite on a field of his. This tip proved to be true and the crashsite of a Fw190 was discovered after a brief investigation of that field.
Only small restparts were found. A field next to the crashsite could not be investigated due to the fact that there was allready something planted and had to wait untill now. This field was investigated on august 10, 2006. During this research the engine, a BMW 801, was found just a few feet below the surface. A plan was made to recover this engine by "hand"
More and more was found during the recovery and it became clear that it was to much to recover only by hand. A local contracter was so kindly to provide a crane and the recovery was successfull.
Among the parts found were the pilot-seat, windshieldframe, engine mountings and cockpitparts. Afer researching the wreckage and archive documents the ARGA is almost certain that this a/c belonged to II./JG 6(2nd Gruppe of Jagdgeschwader 6) and was shot down on September 19, 1944 in a dogfight with USAAF Mustangs. The pilot was able to bale out.