Date & Time: May 26, 1940 at 1618 LT
Type of aircraft:
Junkers JU.52
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Supply
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
5636
Country:
Norway
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While cruising east of Nordnes, the three engine aircraft was shot down by the pilot of a RAF Gloster Gladiator and crashed in the Storfjellet mountain range. Eleven paratroopers were able to bail out before the aircraft crashed. All three crew members and one passenger were killed.
Crew (Transportstaffel 3./KGr zbV 106 ):
Lt Robert Eid, pilot,
Uffz Horst Sauer, radio navigator,
Fw Willy Hellmann, engineer.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a RAF fighter.