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Mission: Hull – England.

Date: 19
th March 1944

Unit: 6 Staffel./Kampfgeschwader 30

Type: Junkers Ju 88A-


Coded: 4D + AP

Location: In Sea off Hull, England.

Pilot: Feldwebel. Rudolf Jünger. 214890/114 – Missing. Born 05.01.1919 in Gauernitz /Meissen.

Observer: Obergefreiter. Helmut Westerworth. 214890/115 – Missing. Born 29.09.1922 in Düsseldorf.

Radio/Op: Obergefreiter. Alfred Müller. 214890/116 – Missing. Born 29.12.1922 in Völklingen/Fenn near Saarbrücken.

Gunner: Gefreiter. Helmut Barth. 214890/117 – Missing. Born 27.03.1921 in Dortmund.


Believed that this aircraft is one of the three Ju 88’s claimed by F/Lt Joe Singleton of No. 25 Squadron on this night.

L to R Pilot; Feldwebel. Rudolf Jünger, Radio/Op, Obergefreiter. Alfred Müller, Gunner,
Gefreiter Helmut Barth and Observer, Obergefreiter Helmut Westerworth (Dorny)


The crew prepare for their next mission (Dorny)

Feldwebel. Rudolf Jünger at the controls of his Ju 88 (Dorny)

(5) Singleton & Haslam No.25 Sqdn
F/Lt Singleton & F/O Haslam.

Combat Report: 19/20.03.44 Mosquito Mk.XVII Serial. 255

F/Lt Joe Singleton – Pilot.

F/O W. G. Haslam – Observer.

Start 20.55 - Patrol flying (Chadwell).
After a warning that the 12 group might finally have some hostile activity F/Lt Singleton and F/O Haslam flew north over Happisburgh and were soon in the middle of a group of enemy bombers. Contact with a Ju 88. A three seconds long volley hit the enemy machine, it is shot down in flames and crumbled apart before they hit the water. Soon after they arrived at a height of 1,500 feet in contact with another Ju 88 This machine was also hit by three seconds long volley and shot down in flames.

Once again they came almost immediately in contact with another Ju 88 The right engine received a direct hit and after another salvo, the machine went up in flames. F/Lt Singleton then noticed a fault with the radiator and slowly took a course on the use of the port. During the approach, the right engine burst into flames, followed soon after by the left engine. F/Lt Singleton still managed in a meadow, make an excellent belly landing. The crew escaped without serious injury.

(6) On 19 20 March Flight Lieutenant 'Joe' Singleton and his navigator Flying Officer W Haslem
“Three in one night” F/Lt Singleton & F/O Haslam celebrate their return to the Squadron after an eventful night (IWM)

(7) H Westerworth
Obergefreiter. Helmut Westerworth – Missing (Brownless)

Gefreiter. Helmut Barth – Missing (Dorny)

Burial detail: None- All four missing in action.

(10) German lost at sea memorial
German “Lost at Sea” memorial, dedicated to those who failed to return (net)

(11) Heinrich Hans Joachim Dorny
Hans-Joachim Dorny, nephew of Helmut Barth, pictured with his wife Ilse.
Page contructed in memory of Helmut Barth and his three comrades.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Hans-Joachim Dorny, the nephew of Helmut Barth. 2005. (Updated February 2014).