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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22427
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:27-FEB-1940
Time:12:30 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111H-3
Owner/operator:2.Staffel I./KG 26 Luftwaffe
Registration: 1H+AK
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 7 miles off St Abbs Head, Berwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Schleswig-Holstein, (G)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
He111H-3 1H+AK of Luftwaffe 2.Staffel I/KG 26 Schleswig: The aircraft was shot down at 12:30 BST on 27 February 1940 by 90330 Flying Officer George Desmond 'Dizzy' Ayre from Canada, Flying Officer Dudley 'Presser' Perrse-Joynt and Pilot Officer James Richebourg 'Bucku' Buchanan in Spitfires of 609 Sqn; the He111H-3, which was trying to attack convoy "Alice", crashed into the North Sea seven miles off St. Abbs Head, Berwickshire, with both engines on fire.

All four crew survived; they crew took to their dinghy, were picked up by a trawler, and landed at Dundee, and became PoWs:

Oblt Ernst Heinrich, Pilot (POW)
Fw Karl Henrici, Radio Operator (POW)
Uffz Hermann Jonas, Observer (POW)
Uffz Kurt Weinert, Flight Engineer (POW)

Sources:

1. http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/18783/?page=2
2. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=1405
3. http://ne-diary.genuki.uk/Inc/ISeq_03.html
4. http://www.winchestercollegeatwar.com/archive/ayre-george-desmonde/
5. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/KrackerDatabase/?q=Jonas


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2008 23:12 Anon. Added
23-Feb-2009 03:11 Bob Updated
09-Nov-2012 15:34 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
09-Nov-2012 15:35 Uli Elch Updated [Registration]
09-Aug-2016 20:07 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2017 22:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2018 23:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2019 19:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
09-Dec-2019 11:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
01-Jan-2020 17:46 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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