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Old 18th October 2010, 21:27
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Ju 88 Downed over England 17 Sept. 1940

I recently observed an Ehrenpokal (Honor Goblet) for a Luftwaffe officer named Leutnant Otto Heinrich that has the award date 6 October 1940, which is a very early award date for this award. I intially thought that Heinrich might be a fighter pilot, but after reviewing the German War Graves Web site and looking into the German losses that day, I now believe that Heinrich was a crew member of a Ju 88 that was shot down near Warminster on 17 September 1940. Heinrich is actually buried at the Cannock Chase Cemetery in England. Can anyone tell me anything about Heinrich's crew or aircraft? I would like to know what unit they flew with (assumably a Zerstoerergruppe [twin-engine fighter group]), the names of the crew members on board (I believe there were four), their fates and anything about the markings of the aircraft. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 18th October 2010, 21:32
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Re: Ju 88 Downed over England 17 Sept. 1940

This Otto Heinrich was from Stab II/LG 1 and was flying in a Ju 88 which was shot down by Spitfires of 152 Sqn
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Re: Ju 88 Downed over England 17 Sept. 1940

Ju-88A1 - WkNr 3188 - L1+XC

Lt Heinrich killed
Major Cramer (Gruppe Kommandeur), Oberfw Stuetzel & Fw Schultz captured.

Shot down by Spitfires of Blue Section of 152 Sqdn (Pilot Officer E.S. Marrs, Sgt K.C. Holland & Flying Officer P.G.St.G.O'Brian) during sortie to bomb Speke factories.

Source: Battle Of Britain Then & Now by Winston G Ramsey
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Re: Ju 88 Downed over England 17 Sept. 1940

Stab II./LG1 Junkers Ju88A-1 (3188). One engine disabled by Blue Section of No.152 Squadron (F/O P.G.St G. OBrian, P/O E.S. Marrs, and Sgt K.C. Holland) during sortie to bomb aircraft factory at Speke and belly-landed at Ladywell Barn, Imber, near Warminster, 2.00 p.m. BO Lt Otto Heinrich killed, FF Major Heinz Cramer (Gruppenkommandeur) captured unhurt, BF Oberfw Paul Stützel and BS Fw Friedrich Schultz both captured wounded. Aircraft L1+XC 100% write-off.
Lt Col Guy Drake-Brockman was later found guilty of behaviour prejudicial to good order and discipline after assaulting two German officers from this crew and dismissed from His Majesty's Forces.
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