Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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Do 217E-4 serial number 5427 crashed in the North Sea 31/7 1942.


The aircraft belonged to 7./ KG 2 and was coded U5+IR
T/o Amsterdam-Schiphol. Op: Attack on Birmingham.


During the attack on Birmingham Do 217 serial number 5427 crashed in the North Sea with the loss of the crew of five.

Navigator Feldwebel Heinrich Kleylein, Wop Gefreiter Franz Szelinski and Engineer Unteroffizier Kurt Puhl have no known graves.
Pilot Leutnant Gustav Dietrich was found washed ashore on the Danish west coast on 20/9 and was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 27/9 1942.

 

 



Sources: RL 2 III/762, WaSt, BE, VTK.

 

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