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Mission: Reconnaissance.

Date: 31
st August 1943

Time: 08.15 hours

Unit: 5 Staffel./Fernaufklaerungsgruppe 123

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-4



Location: No.7 rue de la Mitterie, Lomme near Lille, France.

Pilot: Feldwebel. Helmuth Schiller – Killed. (Born 01.01.1922 in Offenbach).


This aircraft was shot down in combat and crashed at Lomme, pilot killed.

Police Report: (From Archives Departementales du Nord, Lille, France) Via M. Joss Leclerq (France)

A German fighter fell at 08.15 hours in a garden behind the house No 7 rue de la Mitterie in Lomme. This plane exploded when it struck the ground and made a large hole, three meters deep and ten meters in diameter. The pilot was killed. The building No 7 rue de la Mitterie was seriously damaged, but can still accommodate people.

Less important damages were caused to surrounding building, such as broken windows and tiles from the roof. Two people living in the above mentioned building were slightly wounded on the face by glass splinters. They are Madame Madeline Duthilleul aged 55, and her daughter Madame Elise Lefebvre aged 33. German Feldgendarmerie (Field Police) arrived quickly on the scene and organised a guard near the remains of the plane, while the French policeman are ensuring that the freedom of movement is kept.

Fw. Schiller - Copy
Helmuth Schiller in the cockpit of a Messerschmitt Bf 109G (Brownless)

The fallen
Remembered with other pilots who were killed (Brownless)

Burial detail:

Deutsche Soldatenfriedhof Bourdon, France. Block 24 Row 6 Grave 201

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Joss Leclerq, France for all his help in constructing this page of remembrance. February 2015.
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