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Saturday, 20 August 2011


On the night of 1/11/41 a HE-111 from the 7th Staffel Kampfgeschwader 40 was on a Bombing mission to northern England when it was intercepted By a Beaufighter from R.A.F Valley flown by pilot officer M.Shipard and Sgt. D.Oxby and shot down over Anglesey , the stricken bomber fell on to the land of Bwlch-y-fen, nr Gwalchmai just behind the tree line between the 2 houses carrying a full bomb load the resultant explosion damaged both property's !

The crew were
Lt Georg Leins [pilot]
Unteroffizier Alwin Tepe
Unteroffizier Gerhard Fischer
Gefreiter Rudolf Terstegen
All were lost in the crash and sadly due to the total destruction of the plane the pilots body was never found ,the others now rest in the Cannock chase German military cemetery !

1 comment:

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