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[RAF Elsham Wolds] [Local Crashes] [5  November 1940 4/KG53]

5 November 1940 – 4/KG53 – Heinkel 111H-2, A1+KM - Oblt HH Bannert and crew - Op Bombing or Mine Laying operation.

Approximate location - In the Humber Estuary off Grimsby

Heinkel He111

Hit by anti aircraft fire and crashed into the sea near Grimsby. The Pilot, Oblt H Bannert, and Engineer, Uffz Willi Göhring, were not recovered and are listed as missing. Commemorated on the Laboe Naval Memorial at Kiel.

August Schmitz, Georg Werder and Eduard Zahn now rest the the Grimsby Scartho Cemetery.

Oblt Helmut Bannert – Pilot - 29 – Commemorated on Laboe Naval Memorial at Kiel

Uffz Willi Gohring - Commemorated on Laboe Naval Memorial at Kiel

 August Schmitz – 22 – Scartho Cemetery, Grimsby

Gefr Georg Werder - 23 – Scartho Cemetery, Grimsby

Eduard Zahn - 21 – Scartho Cemetery, Grimsby

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Werder grave

Werder grave

Schmitz grave

Schmitz grave

Zahn grave

Zahn grave

Bannert crew  graves Scartho

Bannert crew  graves Scartho.  Werder grave in foreground and the other two directly behind

Compiled by David Fell with photos from my own archive.

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