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BV 138 serial number 120 believed crashed in the Sea of
Skagerak 22/8 1942.
The aircraft belonged to 1./ Küstenfliegergruppe 706 and was coded 6I+AH
T/o Aalborg. Op: Recce over the North Sea.
The BV 138 took off from Aalborg on a recce over the North Sea as far west as
½ degree west. When it did not return a search was launched but to no avail.
The aircraft is believed to have crashed in the sea of Skagerak or in the North
Sea and was a 100% loss.
Pilot Feldwebel Wilhelm Kühl and 1. Engineer Feldwebel Mathias Gützloe has no
known graves while Air gunner Gefreiter Erwin Ahrens today rest in Alfaset
cemetery in Oslo, Norway.
(Gravminner i Norge)
Wop Gefreiter Max Kirmse was found on the west coast of Sweden near Ulän and was
laid to rest in Ulän cemetery on 3/9 1942.
After the war his remains were moved
to Kviberg cemetery in Göteborg, Sweden.
Navigator Oberleutnant Siegfried Schwarz was laid to rest in Frederikshavn
cemetery on 3/9 1942.
Sources: Wast, RL 2 III/762+1182, LWIS, BF, VDK.
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