Identity of German pilot who crashed near Dalfsen in WWII

The Royal Netherlands Army has established the identity of a German pilot who was shot down with his plane in World War II. The aircraft was already recovered in the municipality of Dalfsen last week. The salvagers then found remains in wreckage.

Investigation by the Army Salvage and Identification Service has revealed that it concerns the ‘Unteroffizier’ Otto Tillack. The service found a identification tag of the man. His fighter plane Messerschmitt 109 disappeared on January 30, 1944 in the vicinity of Zwolle during dogfights with allied aircraft. It now appears that the plane crashed in a meadow near the hamlet of Millingen near Dalfsen. Tillack was then 20 years old.

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