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Mission: Non-operational.

Date: 17
th April 1943

Unit: Erg./Schnellkampfgeschwader 10

Type: Focke Wulf Fw 190A-4

Werke Nr.7160

Code: Not known.

Location: Crashed in the sea 500 m south of Le Verdon, France.

Pilot: Hauptmann. Walter Kellenberger. – Killed.


Not known – Aircraft crashed into the sea. According to the diary of
Uffz Schmidt, on the 17
th Kellenberger in the drink, only one wheel and
a cushion recovered. On the 30
th the body of Hauptmann.
Kellenberger is washed up. 3
rd May, Hauptmann. Kellenberg
er buried.

Kellenberger was born 30 December 1913 and joined the military 6 April 1936. Promoted to Lt. 1 January 1938 and Oblt. 1 June 1939. Served with I./ZG 52 and II./ZG 2. 1940 was with Fliegerausbildungs Regt. Posted 8 December 1942 to ZG Schule 2./IV/Schlachtflieger Ausb.Gr and 3 April 1943 to Erg./SKG 10.

1 Le-Verdon-France-Beach - Copy
Hauptmann. Kellenber’s Focke Wulf crashed 500 m off Le Verdon, France and his body was washed ashore on the 30
th April 1943 (Net)

Double death card for both of the Kellenberger brothers lost during the war. (Mieke de Wolf)

Burial detail: Walter Kellenberger rests in the Deutsche Soldatenfriedhof Berneuil, France. Block 2, Row 9, Grave 266.

3 German Cemetery at Berneuil - Copy
Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with thanks to Jan Jolie, Mieke de Wolf and Chris Goss. March 2015

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