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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244876
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:26-APR-1940
Time:c.
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111 P-2
Owner/operator:5./KG4 Luftwaffe
Registration: 5J+CN
MSN: 1526
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Digervarden mountain, Lesja in Innlandet, -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gardermoen Airfield, Oslo, Norway
Destination airport:Gardermoen Airfield, Oslo, Norway
Narrative:
Following a bombing attack on Andalsnes railway station, Møre og Romsdal County, Norway the aircraft was shot down by 801 Sqn FAA Royal Navy Blackburn Skua's from, HMS Ark Royal, The Heinkel force landed on the snow covered Digervarden mountain, Lesja in Innlandet, southern Norway. Machanic/gunner Feldwebel Willi Stock was killed in the air action. Pilot, Oberfeldwebel Gunther Hölscher and Radio Operator/gunner, Unteroffizer Karl Stolz survived the the crash to become prisoners of war.
The aircraft wreckage was recovered from the mountain 1976 and restored over a six year period, for display in the Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection, Gardermoen Airport, Oslo, Norway.

Sources:

www.asisbiz.com/il2/He-111/KG4/pages/Heinkel-He-111H-5.KG4-(5J+CN)-Norway-1940-0B.html
https://dingeraviation.net//skuaroc/norway.htm
https://www.goodall.com.au/warbirds-directory-v6/heinkel.pdf
http://www.brokiesway.co.za/guysstory/air-battles-over-norway-april-1940.php
https://asisbiz.com/il2/He-111/KG4.html
http://www.airwar.ru/history/av2ww/allies/skua/skua.html
https://www.targeta.co.uk/norway_gardermoen_museum2010.htm


Revision history:

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13-Nov-2020 15:25 Peter Clarke Added

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