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Mission: West Front.

Date: 17th May 1940

Time: 5.40 p.m.

Unit: 2 Staffel./(Heer)21

Type: Henschel Hs 126B-1

Werke Nr.?


Location: La Capelle, France.

Pilot: Leutnant. Hermann Lenne - Killed.

Observer. Feldwebel. Hans-Heinrich Brodersen - Killed.


This aircraft was shot down by Capt Peyrègne and Cpl Sika of GC I/8. Also attacked by S/Lt Tanguy. Force landed at La Capelle, aircraft fired by crew 100% write-off. German reports indicate that this crew was murdered after landing but no confirmation has been found.

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Leutnant. Hermann Lenne (Matthe) Feldwebel. Hans-Hein Broderson (Matthe)

Burial details:

Hermann Lenne & Hans-Heinrich Brodersen lie at the Kriegsgraeberstaette in Fort-de-Malmaison, France.

Hermann - Block 1 Row 8 Grave 285.

Hans-Heinrich - Block 1 Row 8 Grave 285. (Note): His rank is recorded as Leutnant in burial records.

Researched by Melvin Brownless A. R. Society with special thanks to Mike Matthe (Belgium) for supplying image to create this page of remembrance.