Date & Time: Jun 26, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Heinkel He.111
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wittmundhafen - Wittmundhafen
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a mission with Edinburgh as his target. While approaching the British coast by night, the aircraft was attacked by the pilot of a RAF Spitfire. With an engine on fire, the pilot attempted to ditch the aircraft off Dunbar. Three crew members were rescued while the fourth occupant was killed. The aircraft sunk and was lost.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a RAF fighter.