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Mission: Attack on Driffield aerodrome, Yorkshire, England.

Date: 15
th August 1940

Time: 13.30 hours.

Unit: 7 staffel./Kampfgeschwader 30

Type: Junkers Ju 88C

Werke Nr. (not known)

Code: 4D + DR

Location: Near Hornby, Yorkshire, England.

Pilot: Oberleutnant. Werner Bachmann. – Captured POW.

Observer: Unteroffizier. Werner Evers. – Captured POW.

Radio/Op: Feldwebel. Georg Henneske. – Killed.

Flieger. Robert Wakther. – Captured POW.


Took off from Aalborg to attack aerodromes in Yorkshire (Driffield), with four 250 kg bombs; did not reach objective. Forced landed near Hornby with Georg Henneske the radio operator being the only fatality. Possibly that claimed by Sgt James Hopewell of No. 616 Squadron. Enemy aircraft crash landed alongside the Bridlington waterworks reservoir, Scarborough Road.

1 Hornby 15 Aug 1940 via Jan
Possibly airmen from RAF Driffield expecting the Ju 88 that was trying to bomb them (Jolie)

2 Ju 88 Hornby 15.08.40

3 Cannock Chase Cemetery

Burial detail: Georg Henneske now rests in the Deutsche Soldatenfriedhof Cannock Chase, staffs, England. Block 3 Grave 369

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, with special thanks to Jan Jolie (Netherlands) for his help in constructing this page of remembrance. March 2015
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