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Ju 88G-1 serial number 712195 crashed in the Baltic Sea east of Sjælland
The aircraft belonged to 1./ NJG 7 and was coded D9+BH.
Ju 88G-1 712195 with the crew of Pilot Feldwebel Reinhold Schwemmer,
Navigator Unteroffizier Heinrich Schmid and Wop Unteroffizier Willi Ritzer was
on a operational flight when they were attacked and shot down by a Mosquito of
RAF 157 Sqn piloted by Squadron Leader Benson and Navigator F/L Lewis Brandon.
The dead body of Unteroffizier Willi Ritzer was retrieved from the sea on
21/9 1944 and was laid to rest in the cemetery of Kamminke-Auf den Golm.
Unteroffizier Heinrich Schmid was found near Kalvehave on 23/9 and was laid to
rest in København Vestre cemetery on 28/9 1944. The ceremony took place at the
graveside at 15:00 hrs.
Sources: WASt, KB, VL, VDK.
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