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Old 3rd September 2006, 23:53
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Heinkel He.59 DB-MV seaplane, 1st July 1941.

Can anyone tell me about a Heinkel He.59 DB-MV seaplane from 4 Seenotflugkommandos based at Nordeney stopping in at the Air-Sea Rescue base at Schellingwoude, North of Amsterdam.


DB-MV was piloted by Fw Unterspann with crew members Uflz Barwitzki, Flieger Fischer and Flieger Rhase.


Does anyone have any details relative to 30th June 1941 to the
end of July and what happened to this crew.


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Old 5th September 2006, 01:22
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Re: Heinkel He.59 DB-MV seaplane, 1st July 1941.

Hi Nick

I do not have any info regarding history of this a/c but I can tell you that the W/Nr. was 1829.

Just another very small piece in the vast Lw jig-saw

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Old 10th September 2006, 14:55
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Re: Heinkel He.59 DB-MV seaplane, 1st July 1941.

I can give you the following info about this aircraft:
DB+MV was a He 59D W.Nr. 1829 and built under licence by Arado, Warnemünde.
First noted on 21.09.40 with Seenotflugkdo. 4 when taking off from Norderney for an ASR mission. To Aalborg, Denmark on 11.08.41 and again from 13.12.41. Returned from Aalborg to Norderney 20.12.41.
Back to 4. Seenotstaffel 28.10.42 after repair at Walter Bachmann in Riebnitz. To 5. Seenotstaffel 01.03.43 and transferred from Norderney to Stavanger, Norway.


I have not found any details about the crewmembers you mentioned.
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Old 19th September 2006, 00:37
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Re: Heinkel He.59 DB-MV seaplane, 1st July 1941.

Thanks for that fellas.

What l do know is that, on 1st July 1941 at 12.26 Hours, Bristol Blenheim V6258 XD of 139 (Jamaica) Squadron was attacked by a Messershmitt Bf 109F piloted by Fw Fredriech-Karl Bachmann of 3/JG 52 based at Leeuwarden, Holland and the pilot successfully managed to ditch the Blenheim at 12.48, 60 Kms. North-West of Vlieland in the Dutch Frisian Islands in the North Sea at position 4435.

The Blenheim crew was eventually rescued by Heinkel He.59 DB-MV seaplane from 4 Seenotflugkommandos based at Nordeney taking them to the Air-Sea Rescue base at Schellingwoude, North of Amsterdam. DB-MV was piloted by Fw Unterspann with crew members Uflz Barwitzki, Flieger Fischer and Flieger Rhase.

He.59 NE-UY was also involved piloted by Lt W Ehrardt (killed in action October 1944). Other crew members were Fw R Gerster (Died 27th July 1985), Fw K Logemann (Killed in action with 4 Seenotflugkammando, 27th March 1943) and Uffz. W Strauss(Last recorded as a member of 10 Seenotflugkammando in November 1943, no further records exist).

Various Arado Ar. 196's were also involved in the days event ending in the destruction of a Short Stirling from 7 Squadron and the capture HSL 108 which was sent to recover the Blenheim crew. HSL 108 was then used by the German's as a recovery boat after it's renovation.

Can anyone tell me more about He. 59 DB-MV, the crew mentioned and the eventual history of HSL 108?
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