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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192755
Last updated: 20 November 2021
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Date:22-OCT-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111H-1
Owner/operator:1.(F)/Aufkl.Gr.122 Luftwaffe
Registration: F6+DH
MSN: Wk.Nr.3156
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:17 miles off St Abbs Head, Berwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
He 111H-1 of Luftwaffe 1(F)/Aufkl. Gr.122 chased by aircraft of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron RAF after overflying a convoy off St. Abb’s Head, Berwickshire. The aircraft was attacked as it headed out to sea. This He 111H-1 crashed approximately seventeen miles from the coast. Three of the crew were rescued and captured and one - Uffz Endorf - was killed, the aircraft was lost. The remainder of the crew, including their commander – Oblt. G-A. Awater, were picked up by HMS Ghurka and taken as PoWs

Remaining crew: Oblt Arndt Fischer (POW), and Uffz Wilhelm Unger (POW). Their He 111H-1 is believed shot down by Spitfires of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, RAF, piloted by Flt Lt Gifford, Pilot Officer Morton and Pilot Officer Robertson.

Sources:

1. http://www.luftwaffedata.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Aufkl._Gr._122_Oct_1939
2. http://ne-diary.genuki.uk/Inc/ISeq_01.html
3. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/KrackerDatabase/?q=22+October+1939
4. 603 Squadron ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) October 1939: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8415606


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2017 23:41 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Jan-2017 23:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
25-Apr-2018 12:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2019 19:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
10-Dec-2019 19:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
10-Dec-2019 19:48 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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