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The Kracker Luftwaffe Archive: Axis Powers Pilots and Crew

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1 Altenähr, FritzFw12/12/1913Allagen bei ArnsbergUnkHe 111 (lost 4/16/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 16 April, 1945 while on a return from La Rochelle France; crash location and cause not reported. Remaining crew (all buried Augsburg-Westfriedhof): Uffz Alfred Bockermann, Co-pilot (geb 8/27/21 Hamburg); Ofw Karl Kossmann, R/O (geb 5/15/12 Ankum/Bersenbrück); Ofw Helmut Henker, Gnr (geb 6/22/13 Zeitz) and Fw Fritz Tscharnke, Flt Engr? (geb 4/4/14 Weissing). Source: F.Braun.
2 Walter, W.Fw3/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7058 "9K + DL" (lost 9/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with one other unnamed crew 19 September, 1940, cause unknown and location not reported, two others KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The Ju 88 was sd by a Spitfire of No.152 Sq., piloted by Sgt Kenneth Holland. The ac crashed into the Channel, off the Sussex coast. Remaining crew: Uffz Waldemar Henker, R/O (KIA); Fw Heinrich Christian Luckhardt, Obs (KIA) and Gefr R. Röder (MIA). Luckhardt, whose body was recovered 14 October, 1940, buried CC, 4/10/133; Henker buried at Brighton City (Bear Road) Cem., War Graves Plot, Sec ZGP, Gr 1. The two MIA's believed to have been KIA also (D.Drury).
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