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28 August 1940

Heinkel He 111 H-3 (WNr. ? - possible code F6+SL)
Aviation camp Brest - Lanvéoc

(contributors : Claude Archambault, Frédéric Hénoff, Pierre Babin)

He 111 brest 1940
Heinkel He 111H-3, Wekusta 2 - Brest-Lanvéoc, 1940
Photo © collection Pierre Babin via Herbert Koerbert

Crew (Wekusta* 2)

- (FF**) Leutnant Otto-Heinrich SCHMIDT, born on 31/10/1919 in Ihringshausen
Block 1 Reihe 2 Grab 37. Ploudaniel-Lesneven.


- (Met) Reg.-Rat. Dr. Gustav Adolf SUCKSTORFF, born on 06/04/1909 in Hannover . 

Block 5 Reihe 9 Grab 235. Ploudaniel-Lesneven.

- (Bf**) Feldwebel Bernhard WILDE, injured and hospitalized for 9 months.

- (Bs/Bm**) Obergefreiter Alfred NEUBOLD, born on 30.11.1917 in Freiberg
Block 9 Reihe 2 Grab 31. Ploudaniel-Lesneven.

Wettererkundungsstaffel : weather reconnaissance unit
** FF : Flugzeugführer (Pilot) - B = Beobachter (Observer) - Bf = Bordfunker (Radio operator) - Bm = Bordmechaniker (Engineer) - BS = Bordschütze (machine gunner)

Obergefreiter alfred neubold
The grave of Alfred NEUBOLD in 1940. Photo collection Benoit Paquet (ABSA 39-45)

THE STORY
The plane crashed and caught fire during takeoff on a night flight due to pilot error. Three crew members were killed and the fourth seriously injured. The plane was destroyed.

Certificat alfred neubold
Death certificate of Alfred NEUBOLD (# G-A 634/0319).

Source document Fold3 "Germany, Military Killed in Action 1939-1948" - origine Bundearchiv

Remerciements à Pierre Babin pour ses informations et photos, à Claude Archambault et Frédéric Hénoff pour leurs recherches.

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