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Mission: Channel coast.

Date: 10th July 1940.

Unit: 1 Staffel./Kampfgeschwader 2

Type: Dornier Do 17Z

Werke/Nr. (Not known).

Code: U5 + H

Location: Near Marquise, France.

Pilot: Obergefreiter. Georg Kroehl. – Wounded.

Observer: Oberfeldwebel. Karl Deckarm. – Un-injured.

Radio/Op: Gefreiter. Martin Assum. – Wounded.

Gunner: Feldwebel. Franz Enderle. – Killed.


This aircraft was attacked over the English Channel on return flight by Hurricanes of No.32 or No.111 Squadron and crash landed near Marquise 70% damaged. Both the pilot and radio/op were holders of the German Cross in Gold. Source: Ulf Balke (KG2 Operations in WWII) Part 1.

1 KG2 bombing up (1940)
KG 2 1940 – A Dornier Do 17Z is being bombed up for the next sortie. (Brownless)

2 Franz Enderle + 10.07.40 Do 17Z I.KG2 Ogfr Krohl crew
Death notice from the family of Franz Enderle.

3 Remembrance Day at Lommel
The German ambassador in Brussels at the remembrance day at Lommel (Net)

4 VDK Lommel
Overall view of the German war cemetery at Lommel, Belgium (Net)

Burial detail: Franz Enderle lies in the Kriegsgräberstätte in Lommel (Belgium) Block 43 Grave 301

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless in memory of Franz Enderle. March 2015

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