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Mission: Escort to London.

Date: 16th August 1940

Unit: Stab II/Zerstoerergeschwader 2

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 110D-0


Code: A2 +

Location: 6 km south of Beuzeville, France.

Pilot: Major. Harry Carl (Gruppe Kommandeur) Killed.
Born 19.01.1903.

Gunner: Unteroffizier. Wilhelm Maier Killed.
Born 26.01.1918.


This aircraft was severly damaged in combat over the English Channel, Major Carl struggled at the controls to keep the
aircraft in the air in the hope that he could attempt a crash landing in France. On reaching France the pilot attempted to
land but due to the severe damage the aircraft crashed killing both on board.

Uffz Willi Maier Bf ZG2 July 1940
Willi Maier pictured with Me 110 July 1940.

Death notice Willi Maier
Death notice of Wilhelm Maier (via P. Gariepy)

Champigny St Andre

Burial details:
Deutsche Soldatenfriedhof Champigny St.Andre, France.
Major. Harry Carl; Block 17 Grave 2345 and Uffz. Wilhelm Maier; Block 17 Grave 2346.

Researched by Melvin Brownless with the help of Brian Bines and Patrick Gariepy (U.S.A.)