Date & Time: May 29, 1940
Operator:
Registration:
F8+BH
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Bombing
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Aalborg - Aalborg
Country:
Norway
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew left Aalborg Airport in the day on a bombing mission to Simavik and Skarsfjord. On the return trip, the four engine aircraft was shot down by the pilot of a RAF Hurricane and crashed in the Tranøyfjorden. All six occupants were killed. The registration is unconfirmed yet.
Crew (1./I./KG 40):
Lt Otto Freytag, pilot,
Oblt Günther Thiel,
Ofw Heinrich Ruthmann,
Ofw Willi Rieker,
Uffz Franz Seelbach,
Gefr Manfred Stephani.
Source and photos on http://ktsorens.tihlde.org/flyvrak/dyroy.html
Probable cause:
Shot down by a RAF fighter.