Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces

Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the German Luftwaffe and the Air Forces of its Allies.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 29th September 2015, 17:51
Larry Hickey Larry Hickey is offline
Alter Hase
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Boulder, Colorado USA
Posts: 2,979
Larry Hickey
Ju88 losses to II./LG1 in the West on 29 May 1940


II./LG1 lost four Ju88s to crashes on May 29, 1940, as a result of operations in the Ostend-Dunkirk area.

One 5 Staffel a/c crashed in Germany:

"29 May 1940: 5./LG1 Junkers Ju88A-1. Damaged by fighters and crashed near Mettmann, Germany, during return from attack on shipping at Dunkirk 8.15 p.m. FF Oberfw August Sasse and BO Fw Heinrich Ruppel both killed, BF Uffz Heinz Roewer and BS Uffz Erwin Berwanger both slightly wounded – admitted to hospital. Aircraft 100% write-off."

6 Staffel lost three: One, L1+AP, is well known and crashed on a beach in Belgium. As far as I know, we don't know the W.Nr. of this a/c.

Regarding the other two, one, W.Nr.4015, FL near Ouderburg. I have three photos of this a/c, but none of them show the a/c code, which would have been L1+_P. This a/c came down intact, but I've never seen any view of the a/c code, although I strongly suspect that they exist. Here are two photos showing this Ju88 after the FL:

Can anyone provide a photo of this a/c that shows the fuselage code, or provide info on what it was?

The fourth a/c FL intact in a polder in the Netherlands, then was set afire by its crew:

"29 May 1940: 6./LG1 Junkers Ju88A-1. Port engine damaged by AA fire during attack on shipping off Ostend and belly-landed in Terhofstedepolder at Zuidzande 8.25 p.m. BF Gefr Karl Meier slightly injured left hand, BO Oberfw Richard Hahne, FF Fw Hermann Giessen, and BS Uffz [ ] Bronitzky unhurt – all later returned. Aircraft L1+LP fired by crew 100% write-off."

I've never seen a photo of this a/c, but some probably exist, which would account for the knowledge of the a/c code. Can anyone provide these? Also, does anyone know the first name of Uffz Broistzky, who was aboard?

Thanx for any help you can provide
Larry Hickey
Eagles Over Europe Project Coordinator
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
British Second-Line Aircraft lost in France Sept. 1939 - June 1940. Martin Gleeson Allied and Soviet Air Forces 22 17th October 2016 23:40
two Ju88 losses Peter Kassak Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 0 27th August 2013 13:48
610 Sqn 26 Aug 40 Chris Goss Allied and Soviet Air Forces 11 18th August 2013 03:05
Fighter pilots' guts Hawk-Eye Allied and Soviet Air Forces 44 8th April 2005 14:25
Unclaimed Ju88 losses in the Battle of Britain Larry Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 1 8th January 2005 17:38

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:13.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018,