Ju 88 crash site, Iceland

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Ju 88 crash site, Iceland

Post by Vance Pollock » 30 Apr 2005 17:08

Just got back from a hike into the lava field where this plane fell...

The following notes are to the best of my knowledge.

Ju88 D-5 from 1.(f)/120, werkenummer 430087, reg. A6+CH.

The plane flew out of Trondheim with the following crew:

Ltn. Karl Brück (Pilot)
Fw. Werner Bullerjahn (Observer)
Uffz. Anton Mynarek (Radio operator)
Fw. Theodor Scholtyssek (Gunner)

Only Mynarek survived, parachuting to safety some 3 km away before the plane cracked up and rained down in pieces.

The three crew members killed are buried in Reykjavík...

Karl Martin Brück LTN
1.8.1918
24.4.1943

Werner Victor Gerhard Bullerjahn FW
11.9.1912
24.4.1943

Theodor Scholtyssek FW
22.2.1920
24.4.1943

I believe the date 24 April is some 3 weeks after the crash and probably reflects the date the bodies were retrieved.

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Post by Vance Pollock » 30 Apr 2005 17:12

The photos:
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Post by Vance Pollock » 30 Apr 2005 17:14

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Post by Vance Pollock » 30 Apr 2005 17:18

Recovered items...

Can someone please provide information on these cartridges?
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Post by Larry D. » 01 May 2005 13:51

24 April 1943 is the date Ju 88D-5 (A6+CH) was lost. Its mission was a reconnissance mission over Reykjavik, the last or one of the last Fernaufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/120 flew to Iceland. The Staffelkapitän at that time was Hptm. Hugo Löhr and it was based at Stavanger-Sola. I corresponded with Herr Löhr a couple of times about 10 years ago when he was 82. I think he passed away in 1997 or so.

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Post by Vance Pollock » 02 May 2005 01:37

Larry D. wrote:24 April 1943 is the date Ju 88D-5 (A6+CH) was lost. Its mission was a reconnissance mission over Reykjavik, the last or one of the last Fernaufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/120 flew to Iceland. The Staffelkapitän at that time was Hptm. Hugo Löhr and it was based at Stavanger-Sola. I corresponded with Herr Löhr a couple of times about 10 years ago when he was 82. I think he passed away in 1997 or so.


Wow! Thanks for cutting through some of my misinformation. I got some feedback on the ammo from a very good munitions site, wk2ammo:

http://213.147.167.60/blaze/viewtopic.php?t=1587

P (Manufacture) = Polte Magdeburg
S* = Brass case
145 = Lot number
34 = year 1934

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Post by Erik E » 02 May 2005 03:46

The photo "plate1" seems to be the armoured plate behind the seat.
On each side you can see where the safetybelts were attached......
Not sure HOW common it is, but in some occations, I have seen the Werke number painted on the back of these...

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Post by Erik E » 02 May 2005 04:24

Just had a closer look at some photos, and your "Plate1" is indeed the steelplate from the bottom of the seat.....
Here`s the backside I was thinking of......

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Post by Vance Pollock » 02 May 2005 20:02

Erik E wrote:Just had a closer look at some photos, and your "Plate1" is indeed the steelplate from the bottom of the seat.....
Here`s the backside I was thinking of......

EE


Very good! This was also the guess of the more experienced fellow I visited the site with. We found no visible markings on either side of this plate.

Among numbered parts we found, one was stamped Argus and my companion identified it as a piece of hydraulic. Does that jibe with your estimate of this manufacturer?

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