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Mission: Attack on shipping (Vlissingen).

Date: 15
th May 1940

Unit: 2 Staffel./Kampfgeschwader 30

Type: Junkers Ju 88A-1

Werk Nr. (Not known)

Coded: 4D +

Location: Westerschelde estuary, off Beveland, The Netherlands.

Pilot: Unteroffizier. Ludwig Wengert. – Killed. Born17.12.1914.

Observer: Obergefreiter. Josef Wunder. – Killed. Born 01.05.1919.

Radio/Op: Unteroffizier. Martin Stampfer. 62743/42 – Killed. Born 10.04.1918 in Eichstatt/Oberbayern.

Gunner: Flieger. Adolf Trinkl. – Badly wounded.


Failed to return from low-level attack on shipping at Vlissingen and crashed into the Westerschelde estuary off Beveland, possibly victim of AA fire from destroyer HMS Whitley. Adolf Trinkl was rescued by Dutch steamer and captured badly wounded – later released. Aircraft 100% write-off. The body of bomb-aimer, Josef Wunder, was washed ashore at Borssele on May 29 (Hooijmanns).

Death notice for Martin Stampfer (Mieke de Wolf)

Last resting place for Martin Stampfer (Jolie) His pilot, Ludwig Wengert also nearby (Jolie)

Burial detail: Ysselsteyn, Netherlands.

Wengert – Block BB Row 7 Grave 165

Wunder – Block BA Row 4 Grave 99

Stampfer - Block BC Row 3 Grave 58

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Jan Jolie and Mieke de Wolf (NL) not forgetting
“Stichting Wings to Victory website.