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Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Date:07-MAR-1940
Time:13:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111 P
Owner/operator:1.(F)/ Aufkl.Gr.O.b.d. Luftwaffe
Registration: T5+AH
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 70 miles off Aberdeen, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jüst Island
Destination airport:Jüst Island
Narrative:
On 7 March 1940 three He 111Ps from 1(F)./ObdL sortied towards the Scottish coast, one of which (T5+AH, flown by FW Ernst Breiler and the crew of an ill colleague) was intercepted by four Spitfires of 603 Sqdn led by Flg Off Brian John Carbury and shot down at 1310 hrs (British time) into the sea some 70 miles from the coast, off Aberdeen, Scotland. Ernst Breiler were captured (4:00 am 8th of March 1940), two were killed one drowned in shock.

Crew:
Fw Ernst Breiler (pilot) POW, wounded
Lt Hans-Georg Froese (observer) POW, wounded
Uffz Ernst Kerch (radio) KIA
Uffz Ewald Ofner (flight engineer) KIA

Sources:

1. http://www.wiki.luftwaffedata.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Aufkl%C3%A4rungsgruppe_Ob.d.L.#Operations
2. "Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 12: Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939-41", by Alfred Price. ISBN 1-85532-627-2
3. http://www.rafandluftwaffe.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/FERNAUFKL%C3%84RUNG-Units.pdf
4. “Batailles Aériennes n° 3: les combats aériens de la drole de guerre”, French magazine, 1997-1998
5. http://www.lwag.org/forums/showthread.php?t=2704
6. "The Blitz Then and Now, volume 1. September 3, 1939 – September 6, 1940", collective work, ISBN 0-900913-45-2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2017 12:13 Laurent Rizzotti Added
25-Apr-2018 12:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Location, Source]
22-Dec-2019 23:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
29-Oct-2020 15:34 anbaila Updated [Total fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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