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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22429
Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Date:03-FEB-1940
Time:11:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111H-3
Owner/operator:3 Staffel I./KG 26 Luftwaffe
Registration: 1H+??
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Druridge Bay, near Amble, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Schleswig-Holstein, (G)
Destination airport:Schleswig-Holstein
Narrative:
Heinkel He111 1H+?? of Luftwaffe, 3 Staffel, I/KG 26 was attacked by Gladiators of 152 Squadronn flown by 32020 Squadron Leader Frederick William Charles Schute, Sgt F E Shepperd and 41688 Pilot Officer Jack Falkson, aircraft last seen smoking with its undercarriage dangling down flying south off Druridge Bay, Northumberland.

NOTE: This is NOT the same aircraft that was shot down by Hurricanes of 43 Squadron, RAF Acklington - that combat took place on the same day, but two hours earlier. Luftwaffe loss returns for 3 February 1940 record that one He 111H-3 was wrecked when it crashed back at base in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, which may have been this aircraft, as their is no confirmation that it crashed into the North Sea

Sources:

1. https://www.asisbiz.com/Luftwaffe/luftlossreg-bomb-KG26.html
2. http://ne-diary.genuki.uk/Inc/ISeq_02.html
3. Luftwaffe Losses over Northumberland and Durham: 1939-1945 By Bill Norman pages 29-30


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2008 23:12 Anon. Added
10-Jan-2012 08:51 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
09-Nov-2012 16:24 Uli Elch Updated [Narrative]
29-Sep-2015 09:26 Anon. Updated [Registration]
11-Jan-2017 22:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Jan-2017 00:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2019 11:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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