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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184554
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Date:09-DEC-1941
Time:10:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88D-1
Owner/operator:3.(F)/Aufkl.Gr.122 Luftwaffe
Registration: 1465
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 miles off Seaham, Co Durham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 9 December 1941 two Hurricane of 43 Sqn RAF flown by Flt Lt Geoffrey May (BD715) and Sgt Josef Pipa (BD734) claimed together a Ju 88 shot down at 1050 hrs into the sea 10 miles off Seaham Harbour. After repeated attacks the German aircraft, the Ju 88 D-1 WNr 1465 F6+CL of 3(F)./122, was sent crashing onto the sea with one engine engulfed in flames. There were no survivors.

Crew (all killed):
Lt Fritz Böhme (pilot)
Ofw Ludwig Volk (observer)
Ofw Friedrich Schackert (radio)
Fw Walter Lentfert (flying engineer)

Schackert was posthumously awarded the DKiG on 19 January 1942.

Sources:

http://www.luftwaffedata.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Aufkl._Gr._122_Dec_1941
https://sites.google.com/site/wo2vpr1/home/1941-06-18-ju88d-2
“Osprey Aviation Elite Units 9: No 43 ’Fighting Cocks’ Squadron”, by Andy Saunders, ISBN 1-84176-439-6
"The Blitz Then and Now, volume 3. May 1941 – March 1945", collective work, ISBN 0-900913-58-4
http://www.luftwaffedata.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Aufkl._Gr._122_Personnel_-_3_Staffel
http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/england/north/durham-county/seaham/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2016 09:02 gerard57 Added
17-Feb-2016 09:13 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Dec-2017 07:15 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Dec-2019 18:55 nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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