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Ju W 34 serial number 3073 shot down in Lille Ris moor
The aircraft belonged to 13./ Fliegerzielgeschwader 1 and was coded SD+FW.
T/o ?. Op: ?
Two Mosquito`s of RCAF (RAF) 418 Squadron were on a Day ranger mission to the
German Baltic coast when they at 15:32 hours spotted a He 111 and a Ju W 34 over
the south tipp of Langeland island.
One Mosquito piloted by S/L Kipp DFC and Observer F/O Huletsky DFC set after the
He 111 and at 15:37 claimed it over the sea.
The other Mosquito piloted by P/O Simm and Observed P/O Sharples closed in on
the Ju W 34 climbing to its height af 2500 ft. The Mosquito overshot and made a
sharp turn to port and again closed in.
The W 34 was now heading north and at 15:34 an attack was made with a 1 second
Pieces were knocked off and the W 34 caught fire and dived from 1500 ft and
crashed in the Lille Ris Mose moor on the island of Ærø blowing up on impact.
When the Mosquito passed underneath the W 34 after the attack Observer P/O
Sharples noticed a very pained expression on the face of one of the occupants of
the W 34.
The W 34 was destroyed and the crew of Pilot Oberfähnrich Walter Schwarting, Wop
Feldwebel Peter Heinrich Gustav Krüger and Flt Engr. Unteroffizier Wilhelm Hess
Farmer Rasmussen, his son Peter and a farm hand collected the human remains and
placed them on a truck that took them to the chapel of Store Rise church.
It is not known where they rest today.
The German Wehrmacht removed the wreckage and on 22/6 all had been removed.
Sources: LBUK, AD, AIR 27/1821, AIR 50/145, JJ.
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