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Monday, 29 January 2018

Junkers Ju 88A-6, 3459 ,5K + DW , Gwaunceste Hill, Builth Wells

A very white trip out to the hills to find the crash site of Junkers Ju 88A-6, 3459 ,5K + DW which was shot down near Llan-haylo Farm, Gwaunceste Hill, Builth Wells on the night of the 25th April 1942 with the sad loss of 2 of the 4 crew after raiding Bath the bomber became lost due to electronic deception called ' Meaconing' and flew deeper into Wales where it was shot down by Beaufighter X7933 of 255 Squadron crewed by F/O Wyrill and Sgt Willins , the 2 remaining German crew were captured .
The site is not hard to find but as all the paths are either blocked or had the signs removed not trespassing is a pain GPS is a must the small memorial lies in a area of plantation and was well covered in snow but at the base many mangled bits have been collected
Oberleutnant Guenter Brixius - Killed.
Feldwebel Adolf Leibig – Killed
Oberfeldwebel Fritz Kreienbrock. Captured POW
Obergefreiter Paul Kochon. Captured POW.