Incident Heinkel He-51 unknown, Wednesday 6 January 1937
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Date:Wednesday 6 January 1937
Type:Heinkel He-51
Owner/operator:Legión Condor - Aviación Nacional
Registration: unknown
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Barajas Airfield (Madrid) -   Spain
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Heinkel 51 was shot down by Republican I-15 fighters. The pilot, Unteroffizier Walter Leyerer was forced to make an emergency landing, and could be counted 12 hits in his aircraft. He survived


1.Revista Aeroplano Nº 24 "El Hispano-Nieuport 52 en la Guerra Civil Española"
Lluis Corominas IHCA 2006 Pag 54
2.Osprey Publishing Aircraft of the Aces 106 "Spanish Republican Aces"
Rafael A Permuy López 2012
3.Osprey Publishing Aircraft of the Aces 99 "Aces of the Legion Condor"
Robert Forsyth Pag 45

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