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Old 10th July 2018, 19:18
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He 70 WNr. 907 Loss

Does any reader have any information (especially sources) for the destruction of the Heinkel He 70 WNr. 907 on 3 June 1936?

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Old 10th July 2018, 19:35
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Re: He 70 WNr. 907 Loss

Hi Jim
On 3 June 1936 Wever flew from Berlin to Dresden, to give a lecture at the Luftkriegsschule Klotzsche to a gathering of Luftwaffe cadets. When he received the news of the death of a World War I German hero, he immediately set off for Berlin. On his return journey, the Heinkel He 70 Blitz that he was flying had not been properly examined during preflight checks, and the aileron gust locks were not removed. The aircraft was airborne when the wing dipped, and the Heinkel stalled and went into a horizontal cartwheel (akin to a ground loop, but at low altitude). It crashed and exploded in flames, killing Wever and his flight engineer.
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Old 10th July 2018, 22:54
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Re: He 70 WNr. 907 Loss

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Was the aircraft still registered D-UZON and on charge to DVL when the accident happened?

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Old 10th July 2018, 23:09
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Re: He 70 WNr. 907 Loss

Hi Stig

Yes it was

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Old 11th July 2018, 11:07
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Re: He 70 WNr. 907 Loss

Thanks Tony (for everything )

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Old 11th July 2018, 11:43
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Re: He 70 WNr. 907 Loss

W.Nr 907 was a He 70F-2 and taken over by BAL (Bauaufsicht der Luftwaffe and the local represetative of RLM) in January 1935, and given the registration D-UZON as mentioned by Stig.
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Old 11th July 2018, 13:52
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Re: He 70 WNr. 907 Loss

Most online sources refer to the flight engineer indeed who was killed in the crash with Walther Wever, but somehow his name is never mentioned?

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