ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22425
Last updated: 8 September 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:14-AUG-1940
Time:21:57 LT
Type:Heinkel He 111 P-2
Owner/operator:8./KG 27 Luftwaffe
Registration: 2624
C/n / msn: 1G+FS, rote F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Border House Farm, near Chester, Cheshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rennes – St-Jacques airfield, France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mission: Weather reconnaissance NW of Bristol Channel, England.
Crew:
Pilot: Oberleutnant. Artur Wiesemann. – Captured.
Observer: Feldwebel. Heinrich Rödder. - Slightly wounded.

Radio/Op: Unteroffizier. Hans Kochy. – Captured.

Flt/Eng: Unteroffizier. Walter Schaum. - Captured.

Gunner: Unteroffizier. Gustav Ullmann. - Wounded.

REASON FOR LOSS:

Took-off at 19.15 hours on a reconnaissance flight in the area north-west of the Bristol Channel, with particular attention to the weather. The reconnaissance was not very successful, owing to unfavourable weather. This aircraft was followed inland by two Spitfires, suffering many hits, made a forced landing. Crew set alight the aircraft.

A dummy was found near the aircraft, which was made up of a combination flying suit, containing a number of rugs and blankets, which were probably put there to keep them tidy. Markings: F in red.

Intercepted by Hurricanes of No.213 Squadron during sortie, also engaged by Spitfires of No.7 OTU and shot down by W/C J. Hallings-Pott, S/L J. McLean and P/O P. Ayerst.

(Note) Dr. Heinrich Rödder celebrated his 95th birthday on the 26th January 2014. Sadly we have to report that Heinrich passed away on the 5th February 2014, R.I.P.

Images;

The wreck of 1G + FS under guard and evaluation (IWM).

The preliminary Air Intelligence Report A.I.(k) No.262/1940
Another view of the burnt out Heinkel (Parker).

Further report of notes found in He 111 1G + FS A.I.(k) Report No.737/1940.

The Heinkel is photographed with eleven year old schoolgirls Wendy Anderton and Cathie Jones (via Saunders).

We wonder if these two girls are still with us, if anyone has further information then please contact us.

1939 Heinkel He 111 1G + HS (From left to right): A. Börgerding, M. Schmidt, H. Rödder, W. Klein and Johann. (via Jeckel).

1941 in a Canadian prisoner of war camp (From left to right): Dietrich,Tscheplak, Ohlenschläger, Weinrich, Hasse, Huhle, Schüller and Rödder. (via Jeckel).

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with thanks to Nigel Parker, IWM, Horst Jeckel and Andy Saunders. Updated February 2014.

Sources:

Luftwaffe losses aircrewremembrancesociety3.com


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2008 23:12 Anon. Added
02-Mar-2012 11:55 john Updated [Narrative]
09-Nov-2012 15:49 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Narrative]
15-Jul-2019 07:41 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jul-2019 07:41 TigerTimon Updated [Operator]
08-Dec-2019 18:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description