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Mission: Weather reconnaissance NW of Bristol Channel, England.

Date: 14
th August 1940

Time: 21.57 hours.

Unit: 8 Staffel./Kampfgeschwader 27

Type: Heinkel He 111P

Werk Nr. 2624

Coded: 1G + FS

Location: Border House Farm, near Chester, Cheshire, England.

Pilot: Oberleutnant. Artur Wiesemann. – Captured POW.

Observer: Feldwebel. Heinrich Rodder. - Slightly wounded POW.

Radio/Op: Unteroffizier. Hans Kochy. – Captured POW.

Flt/Eng: Unteroffizier. Walter Schaum. - Captured POW.

Gunner: Unteroffizier. Gustav Ullmann. - Wounded POW.


Took-off at 19.15 hrs. on a reconnaissance in the area north-west of the Bristol Channel, with particular attention to the weather. The reconnaissance was not very successful, owing to unfavourable weather. This aircraft was followed inland by two Spitfires, suffering many hits, made a forced landing. Crew set alight the aircraft. A dummy was found near the aircraft, which was made up of a combination flying suit, containing a number of rugs and blankets, which were probably put there to keep them tidy. Markings: F in red. Intercepted by Hurricanes of No.213 Squadron during sortie, also engaged by Spitfires of No.7 OTU and shot down by W/C J. Hallings-Pott, S/L J. McLean and P/O P. Ayerst.


14.08.40 He 111 1G+FS

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with thanks to Nigel Parker, June 2013.