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Mission: Not known.

Date: 14
th November 1941

Unit: 3 Staffel./Kampfgeschwader 40

Type: Focke Wulf Fw 200C-4


Coded: F8 + KL

Location: Lost in the sea, 80 km NW of Eidsa, W of Alesund, Norway.

Pilot: Oberfeldwebel. Richard Liebe. 62564/225 – Killed. Born 21.09.1916 in Oppau/Pfalz.

Observer: Unteroffizier. Rolf Rühl. 62740/129 – killed. Born 15.12.1919 in Düren.

Radio/Op: Unteroffizier. Herbert Noske. 60281/15a – Killed. Born 16.07.1920 in Elberfeld.

Flt/Eng: Unteroffizier. Rudolf Barth. 53578/1019 – Killed. Born 31.01.1921 in Wattenscheid.

Gunner: Unteroffizier. Alfred Clavien. 62565/121 – Killed. Born 19.08.1922 in Hamburg.

Gunner 2: Obergefreiter. Friedrich Graser. 62565/127 – Killed. Born 06.03.1923 in Wien.


This aircraft failed to return from its mission, believed lost in the sea off Norway – All crew listed as missing in action.

1 Richard Liebe
Pilot: Richard Liebe (Brownless)

2 Uffz Alfred Clavien 14.11.43 cc3 Reverse of Clavien photo
Gunner: Alfred Clavien (Brownless)
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Researched & compiled by Melvin Brownless with thanks to Steve Hall, September 2013.