Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Ju 88A-1 serial number 328 crashed into the North Sea off Harwich 3/10 1940.

The aircraft belonged to Aufklärungsgruppe. 1.(F)/122 and was coded F6+BH.
T/o Vendeville Op: Recce.

JU 88A-1 serial number 328 was on a recce flight over the English east coast when a distress call was received at 18:45 hours when the aircraft was in Pl.Q. 2200 05E which is in the Harwich area.
On 28/11 1940 Navigator Feldwebel Hermann Peters was found washed ashore near Vrist by Receiver of Wrecks Niels Vrist and was laid to rest in Lemvig cemetery on 2/12 1940.
The body of Pilot Oberfeldwebel Günter Spanke was found washed ashore in beach area number 34 near Lyngvig on 2/12 1940. The body was brought home to Germany.
If the bodies of WOp Oberfeldwebel Hans Adler and Flt.Engr. Unteroffizier Lorenz Wabnitz have been found it is unknown to the author.

                                 (Aase Kallesøe)


                                  (Aase Kallesøe)

Navigator Feldwebel Hermann Peters funeral


Sources: RL 2 III/752, Ringkøbing Police journal, Report Lemvig Police, BL, Peter Cornwell, MH.



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