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1 Ahrens, HeinzOfw9/1/1917Penzlin, Krs. Waren9/KG-2 (Eindhoven)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5547 "U5 + BT" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 7/8 March, 1943; believed shot down, during an attack on Southampton, by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by W/C Wood, 30 miles off the Sussex coast. Remaining crew: Uffz Rudolf Siegmund, Observer (MIA); Uffz Heinrich Knapp, R/O (KIA) and Fw Alfons Kurze, Gunner (MIA). Knapps body washed ashore at Ambleteuse, near Boulogne on 27 April, 1943.
2 Ahrens, RudolfLt9/7/19192/KG-1 He 111H-3 Werk # unk "V4 + GK" (lost 8/18/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 18 August, 1940 after his ac was damagedby fighters of Nos. 32 & 65 Sqs., and made a wheels up landing at Snargate, near Dymchurch, Kent. The crew destroyed the ac using an incendiary device. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Ernst Katzmarski, Obs; Uffz Georg Schneider, R/O; Flg Kurt Natzke, Gnr and Uffz Helmut Gericke, Flt Engr (WIA & DOW 8/18/40). Gericke buried in the Hawkinge Cem., Plot O, Row 1, Gr 20 (D.Drury). Added: The pilot of No.65 Sq, was P/O Ernest Glaser (S.Youngs).

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