Whatever Happened to Matthias Massmann?
Today, I came across this interesting photo of a Messerschmitt Bf 109E4B that was said to have been downed during the Battle of Britain sometime around September 1940. Being an aviation nut, as well as generally insatiably curious, I wondered what happened to the pilot and how the plane ended up in that particular hanger. Thus began a deep dive into the bowels of the internet that, truth be told, I probably spent too much time on.
But, I was rewarded with some information on this particular aircraft and her pilot.
This particular Messerschmitt Bf 109 was flown by a 28-year-old by the name of Matthias Massmann.
I found this bit of information on a German website, and it is presented here, translated into English: