Junkers Ju.88

6213   F1+AD

KG.76

Crashed 08:05:41

 

The aircraft was part of a large force of Luftwaffe bombers sent to attack Liverpool.  After dropping its bombload and turning for base, the Junkers was hit by gunfire from a nightfighter and damaged.  The order to abandon was given, but before anyone could comply, the aircraft crashed at 0100 on The Roaches.  There were no survivors.

 

The crew were:

 

 

Major                        D H  von ZIEHLBERG                             Pilot                   Aged ?

 

Oberleutnant            W  LEMKE                                          Observer               Aged ?

 

Oberfeldwebel         R  SCHWALBE                               Radio Operator          Aged ?

 

Feldwebel                G  MAHL                                              Gunner                 Aged ?

 

 

 

The very small remains of 6213 on The Roaches.

The photo shows collected wreckage, which mainly consists of aluminium slag.  

Ju88 - 6213s