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Mission: Unknown.

Date: 26th July 1941

Unit: Stab./Kampfgeschwader 53

Type: Heinkel He 111H-2


Coded: A1 + CA

Location: Jelnja, Soviet Union, (Russia).

Pilot: Feldwebel. Herbert Häusler 53577/1254 – Killed.

Observer: Obergefreiter. Josef Kebold 53577/1263 – Killed.

Radio/Op: Gefreiter. Hans Schmitz 53577/? – Killed.

Flt Eng: Gefreiter. Hans Tittel – Killed.

Gunner : Gefreiter. Walter Bresart 53577/322 – Killed.


This aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision with all five members of the crew losing their lives. No further information is known by us.

KG53 crew 26.07.41 He 111 Wnr2741 MAC
The five crew were originally laid to rest together

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, August 2013.