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Mission: Murmansk, Soviet Union.

Date: 5th April 1942

Time: 03.20 hours.

Unit: II Gruppe./Kampfgeschwader 30

Type: Junkers Ju 88A-4

Werke Nr. (88)1506

Code: 4D + LM

Location: Lakselv Finnmark, Norway.

Pilot: Oberleutnant. Günter Barrenscheen - Killed. Born 13.08.1918.

Observer: Unteroffizier. Albert Hoelpert - Killed.

Radio/Op: Unteroffizier. Alfred Recksch - Killed.

Gunner: Unteroffizier. Max Gries - Killed. Born 26.09 1917.


Damaged by Russian AA-fire during a mission over Murmansk.

This aircraft crashed due to involuntary contact with the ground and was 100% destroyed.

(1) GÅnther  Barrenscheen via Matthe
Oblt. Günter Barrenscheen pass photo. (Matthe)

(2) Death notice
Death notice prepared by Günter's father Walter in memory of his son. (Matthe)

Translation: "Thank you for sharing our tears in our grief for our Son, Günter who died as an airman".

(3) Crash site via Kjell Sorensen1
Crash site of Oblt. Barrenscheen's Ju 88

(4) Crash site via Kjell Sorensen
Large and small pieces of wreckage still litter the area. (Sorensen)

Burial detail:

Oblt. Barrenscheen buried Botn-Rogan Block B Grave 468, both Uffz. Holpert and Uffz. Recksch believed buried Botn-Rogan, and Uffz. Gries buried Botn-Rogan Block A Grave 1080.

Note: If anyone visits, or is located near to this cemetery, would you kindly photograph these graves for us please. You will of course be credited on this page of remembrance.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, with thanks to Mike Matthe and Matti Solonen and Kjell Sorensen for their contributions, March 2012.
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