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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244964
Last updated: 28 November 2020
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Date:16-MAY-1940
Time:c.
Type:Silhouette image of generic ju88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju 88 A-1
Owner/operator:6./KG 30 Luftwaffe
Registration: 4D+??
C/n / msn: -
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ofotfjord, to the west of Narvik Norway -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aalborg Air Base, Vadum, Denmark
Destination airport:Aalborg Air Base, Vadum, Denmark
Narrative:
The aircraft, flown by Leutnant, H. Diemeyer, was intercepted and shot down over Ofotfjord, to the west of Narvik Norway, during a bombing raid on Narvik by six Junkers Ju 88A's, during the afternoon of 16th May 1940, by 803 Sqn. Royal Navy FAA, Blackburn Skua L2961 from HMS Ark Royal, crewed by Pilot, Midshipman Griffith and Gunner, Airman Dooley.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_88#Battle_of_Norway
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=0WLNDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT228&lpg=PT228&dq=german+freighter+barenfels+skua+attack&source=bl&ots=qr_-yOnbbC&sig=ACfU3U0fr_ag7LgzDr1KSjarvRXvpA4Hvw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwif25icoOTsAhV3ZhUIHeuzCKYQ6AEwD3oECAoQAg#v=onepage&q=german%20freighter%20barenfels%20skua%20attack&f=false
https://dingeraviation.net//skuaroc/norway.htm#:~:text=The%20Germans%20invaded%20Norway%20on,the%20K%C3%B6nigsberg%20in%20Bergen%20harbour.&text=On%20the%2012th%20of%20April,on%20shipping%20in%20Bergen%20harbour.
http://www.airwar.ru/history/av2ww/allies/skua/skua.html
Asisbiz Luftwaffe Loss Register - Luftwaffe Kampfgeschwader 30 'Adler' bomber bosses during WWII


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Nov-2020 15:15 Peter Clarke Added
28-Nov-2020 18:05 Peter Clarke Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]

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