View Full Version : KGrzbV 106 loss Norway 7 Jun 40
2nd January 2006, 10:50
Has anyone got record of the shooting down by Flak of a Ju 52 of this unit, coded RM+AC on the above date? Reported to have crash-landed at Velsfjord at 2045 hrs, some minor injuries to paratroops being carried, pilot an Ernst Weible and Bf Alfred Schmittka. All rescued by seaplane just after midnight 9 Jun 40
3rd January 2006, 20:43
Ju 52 RM+AC W.Nr. 5246, was one of the few aircraft of K.Gr.z.b.V. 106 that escaped completely without damages when RAF bombed the Oslo-Fornebu airfield on May 1, 1940. It seems that this aircraft was one of several that continued service in Norway when the remains of K.Gr.z.b.V. 106 and 107 were merged into the new 2./K.Gr.z.b.V. 108 in June 1940. The next occasion when W.Nr. 5246 turns up is on March 3, 1943. The aircraft, now a part of the Feldluftzeuggruppe Norwegen and with unit code E5+WA, was on its way from Copenhagen to Oslo when it was fired upon by a ship some 20 km north of Skagen, Denmark. An emergency landing had to be made at Fredrikshavn. No serious damage to aircraft or crew. W.Nr. 5246 was not listed among the many Ju 52s in Norway at the time of the German capitulation, but it turned up at the Enemy Aircraft Service and Salvage Unit (EASSU) at Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel on December 30, 1945. No further trace of the aircraft.
4th January 2006, 14:09
Many thanks. I will have to go abck to the originator of this query as he has photos of the crashed/crash-landed Ju 52!
4th January 2006, 18:34
W.Nr. 5246 was not listed among the many Ju 52s in Norway at the time of the German capitulation, but it turned up at the Enemy Aircraft Service and Salvage Unit (EASSU) at Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel on December 30, 1945. No further trace of the aircraft.
Was it assigned with a RAF serial?
5th January 2006, 10:37
This Ju 52 was most certainly given a RAF serial number after arrival in Hamburg. However, tie ups of several Ju 52 Werkenummern to the correct RAF Serial Number are still open.
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