Date & Time: Jul 1, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Heinkel He.111
Operator:
Registration:
5J+EL
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wittmundhafen - Wittmundhafen
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While approaching the British coast, the twin engine aircraft was shot down by the pilot of a RAF Spitfire and crashed into the sea, some 40 km off shore. All four crew members were rescued and taken POW.
Crew (3. Staffel I/KG 4):
Ofw Hermann Draisbach, pilot,
Oblt Friedrich-Wilhelm Koch zur See, observer,
Fw Alfred Weber, wireless operator,
Ofw Rudolf Ernst, mechanic.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a RAF Spitfire.