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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22344
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Date:30-JAN-1940
Time:12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111 H-2
Owner/operator:4 Staffel II./KG 26 Luftwaffe
Registration: 1H+KM
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 5 miles E of Coquet Island, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Westerland (G)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
He111H-2 1H+KM of 4 Staffel, II/KG26: The aircraft was claimed shot down by F/Lt Caesar B Hull & Sgt Frank Reginald 'Chotau' Carey of 43 Sqn, RAF Acklington in Hurricanes L1849 & L1728, aircraft crashed into the North Sea, five miles east of Coquet Island, Northumberland, at 12:45 [Sortie to Firth of Forth]. All four crew missing or killed:

Fw Helmut Höfer pilot missing
Uffz Richard Feist observer killed
Ogfr Albert Hain wireless operator missing
Gfr Werner Korsinsky mechanic missing

Sources:

1. http://ne-diary.genuki.uk/Inc/ISeq_02.html
2. https://www.asisbiz.com/Luftwaffe/luftlossreg-bomb-KG26.html
3. Luftwaffe Losses over Northumberland and Durham: 1939-1945 By Bill Norman pages 25-26


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2008 10:16 Anon. Added
13-Sep-2008 20:25 JINX Updated
09-Nov-2012 15:38 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Operator, Phase, Narrative]
06-Jan-2017 20:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2017 00:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2019 11:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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