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Old 12th May 2006, 17:58
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KG 4 He 111 losses in Norway Spring, 1940

I'm trying to enter correctly two photos into my data base and need some assistance.

1) The first one shows a He111P of either 6. or 7./KG 4 on its nose and with its tail sheared off at Oslo-Fornebu AF, Norway, during April, 1940. One source has identified this as 5J+HP of 6 Staffel, but I think that it is probably 5J+HR of 7 Staffel. Damage in the lower part of the P or R makes the Staffel code uncertain. I think that this probably happened on April 10th, when elements of 7 Staffel tried to land on Fornebu, and may have happened at the same time that Hajo Hermann ran off the end of the runway in his 5J+KR. Photos of that aircraft have been widely published. Can anyone confirm the 5J+HR code, perhaps from a photo of the other side of the fuselage, and/or provide information on the specifics of this incident, date and crew?

2) The other photo has been identified as Norway, and shows an He111 crash-landed in rocky terrain, perhaps on a mountainside, with the right wing sheared away. This is probably either from KG 4 or KG 26, and also is most likely in the April-May, 1940 time period. Can anyone provide the specifics and indentity for this loss?

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Old 13th May 2006, 18:52
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Re: KG 4 He 111 losses in Norway Spring, 1940

Maybe a shot in the dark. I have a Heinkel on my homepage which could be a candidate to your number 2 request.
http://home.no.net/kjellsor/lagodal.html

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Old 13th May 2006, 20:26
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Re: KG 4 He 111 losses in Norway Spring, 1940

Kjell,

Bingo! The 2nd photo is the aircraft on your website. Would you please contact me off board through the private message system.

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Old 16th May 2006, 20:07
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Re: KG 4 He 111 losses in Norway Spring, 1940

Had not made the connection of Hermann and '5J+KR' before. However in his bio Hermann describes the incident. But it seems that this one achine is a twofer - the observer was 7./KG 4 Stkp. Erich Bloedorn, also an RK recipient.
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