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Mission: Reconnaissance – Night mission of the English Channel.

Date: 13
th November 1942

Unit: 1 Staffel./Fernaufklärungsgruppe 123

Type: Junkers Ju 88D-1


Coded: 4U +

Location: Near Morlaix, France.

Pilot: Oberfeldwebel. Otto Zschunke. 55555/6 - Killed. Born 10.01.1913 in Meissen.

Observer: Leutnant. Heinz Schulze-Wetzel. L51555/106 - Killed. Born 04.11.1909 in Herne/Westf.

Radio/Op: Feldwebel. Werner Daniels. 69004/79 - Killed. Born 03.08.1920 in Köln.

Gunner: Unteroffizier. Ernst Högy. 69004/207 - Killed. Born 19.03.1915 in Hirschthal / Pfalz.


This aircraft crashed near Morlaix due to a servicing fault.

1 Otto Zschunkecc2 Heinz Schulze-Wetzel
Pilot; Otto Zschunke (Brownless)
cccccccccccccccccc Observer; Heinz Schulze-Wetzel (Brownless)

3 Werner Danielscc4 Ernst Hogy
Radio/Op; Werner Daniels (Brownless)
cccccccccccccccccccccc Gunner; Ernst Högy (Brownless)

5 Burial at Morlaix 15.11.42
The crew were originally buried at Morlaix on the 15.11.1942 (Brownless)

6 The crews graves at Morlaix

8 Deutsche SoldatenfriedhPloudaniel-Lesneven (Eckelt)
This crew are now laid to rest in the Deutsche Soldatenfriedhof Ploudaniel-Lesneven, France.

(Eckelt)Otto Zschunke – Block 9 Row 56 Grave 1399.

Heinz Schulze-Wetzel - Block 9 Row 56 Grave 1398.

Werner Daniels - Block 9 Row 56 Grave 1400.

Ernst Högy - Block 9 Row 56 Grave 1351.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Armin Goebel and Fritz Schlichting for their help in constructing this page, August 2013.
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