Junkers Ju88A 7T+JH / 8240 of 3/KG606-Air Crash

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Reference WMO/276601


Wellow Down

on the forest track running west from Shalcombe, at a sharp bend in the track


PO41 0UF


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A printed, laminated sheet, mounted on a post at the site of the crash of a Luftwaffe Ju88A aircraft, which crashed on 29th May 1941, with the loss of all four crew members, as noted below. Placed by Nigel R Watson in 2011. At February 2013 the sheet is no longer in position. An update would be welcome. Personal information taken from the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. (German War Graves commission) website at http://www.volksbund.de/graebersuche.html
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+/ ~ In Memoriam of our former Foe ~/ Obfw. R. Manigel/ F/W F. Christiansen/ Uffz. H. Kubler/ Uffz. A. Wagemayer/ who died here seventy years ago at 23.55 hrs/ on 29th May 1941 when their Junkers Ju88A/ 7T+JH / 8240 of 3/KG606 out of Lannion,/ NW France, was brought down by a patrolling/ Bristol Beaufighter on their return from a/ night raid in the North of England./ The resulting impact explosion and fire was/ of such ferocity that oil and fire-blackened/ stones are still to be seen here today./ Please respect this location./ N.R.W. - May 2011./ Katnig7@btopenworld.com

Oberfeldwebel Richard Manigel, born 10 Jan 1915, Seifersdorf./ Feldwebel Friedel Christiansen, born 23 Jan 1917, Joldelund./ Unteroffizier Hans Kübler, born 31 Oct 1916, Hersfeld./ Unteroffizier Anton Wagemeyer, born 10 Dec 1914./

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