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Mission: Anti-shipping operation (North Sea).

Date: 10
th July 1941

Time: 12.06 a.m.

Unit: 2 Staffel./Kuestenflegergruppe 106

Type: Junkers Ju 88A-5

Werke Nr.2227

Code: M2 + EK

Location: Cliff Farm, Staithes, Yorkshire, England.

Pilot: Oberleutnant. Edgar Peisert. Born 16.06.1914 in Berlin – Killed.

Observer: Leutnant zur See. Rudolf Bellof. Born 08.02.1919 in Giessen – Killed.

Radio/Op: Gefreiter. Gerhard Vogel. Born 17.08.1917 in Kunzendorf – Killed.

Gunner: Feldwebel. Karl Kinder. Born 02.08.1914 in Finsterwalde – Killed.


Started from Amsterdam - Schipol at 22.07 hrs to attack shipping between Great Yarmouth and Flamborough Head. This aircraft flew into the face of a cliff during bad weather and was completely smashed, although there was no explosion or fire. Markings: E in red. Airframe made by Henschal FW. Engines: Jumo 211 G-1, the starboard engine plate showed MZK 211-G1/1286. Armament: the remains of three MG 15 found, along with a number of ammo drums. Two 500 kg and two 250 kg bombs were found, all fitted with No. 38 fuses. It is interested to note that this was the third Ju 88 with the markings M2 which crashed on the night of the 9/10th July, 41, within a few hours of each other. They all crashed within a stretch of 20 miles of coast, all three either hit the cliff or the hillside near the coast. Source: A.I.(g) Report No.97 Report 5/80 (NA).

1 Crash site via Hegney
Remains of Oblt. Peisert’s Ju 88 (via Hegney).

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Rudolf Bellof pictured in his naval uniform and Rudolf with puppy in Luftwaffe uniform (Jeckel)

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Burial details: This crew now rest at the Thornaby on Tees, Cemetery, Yorkshire. Section O Row K Grave 8.

Researched by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Horst Jeckel, Trevor Smith and Mick Hegney for supplying images to create this page of remembrance, updated October 2013.