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Mission: Southampton, England.

Date: 11/12th November 1941

Unit: 9 Staffel./Kampfgeschwader 40

Type: Heinkel He 111H-5

Werke Nr.4091

Coded: F8 +

Location: In sea off Fecamp, France.

Pilot: Unteroffizier. Frank - Rescued/Safe.

Observer: Not known.

Rad/Op: Not known.

Flt/Engr: Not known.

Gunner: Unteroffizier. Thomas Luczyk 53549/102 - Killed. Born 16.09.1919 in Gross-Zeidel.


This aircraft ditched in the Channel after an attack by night fighter, possibly the aircraft claimed by No.219 Sqdn. Thomas Luczyk was killed in the attack and his body was recovered. Uffz. Frank and the remainder of the crew were picked up safely by the Seenotdienst.

1 He 111 crashing into sea

2 Uffz Luczykccc3 Champigny St Andre
Unteroffizier. Thomas Luczyk (Matthe). Champigny-St.Andre, France.

Burial details: Thomas Luczyk lies at the Kriegsgraeberstaette in Champigny-St.Andre. Block 17 Row 10 Grave 551.

Researched & compiled by Melvin Brownless, with thanks to Brian Bines & Mike Matthe, (Updated May 2013).