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Crash of a Heinkel He.111 in Poleymieux-au-Mont-d’Or: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 14, 1943
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
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Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dijon - Dijon
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Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
En route, aircraft went out of control and crashed in Fond Grimaud, near Poleymieux-au-Mont-d’Or, north of Lyon. All five crew from the 55th Bombing Squadron based in Dijon were killed.
Crew:
Fritz Morhardt,
Helmut Stierle,
Franz Weinekötter,
Albert Schönecker,
Wolfgang Leitzger.

Crash of a Heinkel He.111F-1 in Eskişehir: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 3, 1942
Type of aircraft:
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Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Crashed on take off, killing all four crew members.

Crash of a Heinkel He.111 in Wrocław: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 22, 1941
Type of aircraft:
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Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chaplinka - Berlin
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Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was on his way from Chaplinka, in the region of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, to Berlin, to attend the funeral of the German aviator and aircraft engineer and manufacturer Ernst Udet who passed away (committed suicide) on November 17. En route, the left engine failed and the pilots decided to divert to Wrocław (Breslau) Airport. On approach, the right engine failed as well. The aircraft stalled and crashed in a field. Two crew members were rescued while three others were killed, among them Colonel Werner Mölders and Lieutenant Georg Kolbe.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure.

Crash of a Heinkel He.111 in Jeneček: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 15, 1941
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
DA+AZ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Prague - Prague
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was conducting a local training flight at Prague-Ruzyne Airport. On approach, the airplane went out of control and crashed into houses located in the village of Jeneček, near the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and both pilots were killed.
Crew:
Cpl Hans Marahrens, pilot,
Cpl Otto Herbst, copilot.

Crash of a Heinkel He.111/H2 off Grimsby: 4 killed

Date & Time: Nov 6, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A1+KM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While approaching the British coast, the aircraft was shot down by British Flak and crashed into the Humber Estuary. All four crew members were killed.
Crew (4./KG 53):
Oblt H. Bannert,
Uffz W. Gőhring,
Gfr G. Werder,
Uffz E. Zahn.
Probable cause:
Shot down by British Flak.

Crash of a Heinkel He.111/H3 off Durham: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 6, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Amiens - Amiens
MSN:
3258
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Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While approaching the British coast on a bombing mission, the twin engine aircraft was shot down and crashed into the sea off the Durham County. All four crew members were killed.
Crew (6./KG 26):
Uffz Bartels,
Ofw Staffeldt,
Fw Markuse,
Gefr Meier.
Probable cause:
Shot down by RAF.

Crash of a Heinkel He.111/P4 in Sunderland: 5 killed

Date & Time: Sep 5, 1940 at 2318 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5J+JP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Soesterberg - Soesterberg
MSN:
3065
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While overflying England by night, the aircraft was shot down by the Brisith Flak. Out of control, it dove into the ground and crashed in a residential area in Sunderland. On the crash site, at 55 Suffolk Street, SAR did not find any survivor among the crew of four. In the house owned by the Stormont family, the mother was killed as the father and a kid aged 15 were seriously injured.
Crew (6./KG 4):
Oblt Hans W. Schröder, pilot,
Uffz Franz Reitz, observer,
Ogfr Rudolf Marten, wireless operator,
Gefr Josef Wich, mechanic.
Probable cause:
Shot down by British Flak.

Crash of a Heinkel He.111/H3 in Southend: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A1+IL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Vitry-en-Artois - Vitry-en-Artois
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Vitry-en-Artois Airfield in France on a bombing mission to Hatfield, northwest of London area. It made a stop in Douai to pick up the crew of another He.111 before continuing to UK. While approaching England by the east at an altitude of some 3,000 feet, the bomber was shot down by a RAF fighter. Three crew members were able to bail out before the aircraft crashed in Southend. Three other crewmen were killed as well as one lady on the ground who was hit by debris.
Crew:
Uffz Helmut Gall, pilot,
Uffz Wolf Rossler, observer,
Ernst Erhard Von Kuenheim, radio officer,
Uffz Adolf Saam, flight engineer,
Heinrich Fischer, rear gunner 1.
Source & photos: http://southendpatriot.blogspot.nl/2014/03/the-heinkel-111-air-crash-in-lifstan.html
Probable cause:
Shot down by a RAF fighter.