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22 December 1940

Dornier Do 17 Z-3 (WNr. 2632 - code ?)
South of Brest - Lanvéoc

(contributors : Claude Archambault, Frédéric Hénoff, Philippe Dufrasne, Alain Floch)

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Dornier Do 17Z, France, 1940
Photo © Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-345-0784-14A - Photographer Gentsch

Crew (2./Kü.Fl.Gr.606)

- (FF*) Feldwebel Karl OTT, born on 05/06/1917 in Schwarzenbach
Block 5 Reihe 9 Grab 239 . Ploudaniel-Lesneven.


- (B*) Leutnant zur See Herbert BECKER, born on 09/06/1917 in Wilhelmshaven. 

Block 9 Reihe 1 Grab 18. Ploudaniel-Lesneven.

- (Bm*) Unteroffizier Heinrich FLOßDORF, born on 03/08/1914 in Rölsdorf.
Block 9 Reihe 16 Grab 396. Ploudaniel-Lesneven.

- (Bf*) Obergefreiter Johachim SCHMALFUß, wounded

* FF : Flugzeugführer (Pilot) - B = Beobachter (Observer) - Bf = Bordfunker (Radio operator) - Bm = Bordmechaniker (Engineer)

Dornier do 17z karl ott heinrich flossdorf
The graves of Karl OTT and Heinrich FLOßDORF in 1940. Perhaps the nearby graves are those of other crew members.
Photo collection Benoit Paquet (ABSA 39-45)

THE STORY
The plane crashed while returning from a mission over Liverpool on December 22, 1940. Three crew members were killed, one was injured.

Certicicat deces karl ott
Death certificate of Karl OTT (# G-A 669/1163).

Document's source Fold3 "Germany, Military Killed in Action 1939-1948" - origin Bundearchiv

Certicicat deces heinrich flossdorf
Death certificate of Heinrich FLOßDORF (# G-B 150/1154).

Document's source Fold3 "Germany, Military Killed in Action 1939-1948" - origin Bundearchiv

Certicicat deces herbert becker
Death certificate of Herbert BECKER (# G-A 039/0314).

Document's source Fold3 "Germany, Military Killed in Action 1939-1948" - origin Bundearchiv

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