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BV 138 serial number 120 believed crashed in the Sea of
Skagerak 22/8 1942.
The aircraft belonged to 1./ Küstenfliegergruppe 706 and was coded 6I+AH
T/o Aalborg. Op: Recce over the North Sea.
The BV 138 took off from Aalborg on a recce over the North Sea as far west as
½ degree west. When it did not return a search was launched but to no avail.
The aircraft is believed to have crashed in the sea of Skagerak or in the North
Sea and was a 100% loss.
Pilot Feldwebel Wilhelm Kühl and 1. Engineer Feldwebel Mathias Gützloe has no
known graves while Air gunner Gefreiter Erwin Ahrens today rest in Alfaset
cemetery in Oslo, Norway.
Wop Gefreiter Max Kirmse was found on the west coast of Sweden near Ulän and was
laid to rest in Ulän cemetery on 3/9 1942.
After the war his remains were moved
to Kviberg cemetery in Göteborg, Sweden.
Navigator Oberleutnant Siegfried Schwarz was laid to rest in Frederikshavn
cemetery on 3/9 1942.
Sources: Wast, RL 2 III/762+1182, LWIS, BF, VDK.
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