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    Default Heinkel He-111 losses on 15 September 1940

    hello,

    Could someone with the relevant volume of "The Battle of Britain then and now" could have a look in the Luftwaffe losses on 15 September 1940, and see if there is a mention about a force-landed He-111, presumably from KG 53, near Lille, France.

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    Joss,

    Two KG 53 machines made it back to France :-

    Sunday, September 15 (1940).

    3./KG 53
    Heinkel He111H-2 (5494)

    Damaged by fighters during sortie over London and forced-landed at Boulogne with 2 NCOs wounded
    Aircraft A1+JL 35% damaged.

    III./KG 53
    Heinkel He111H-3 (3340)

    Forced-landed at Armentieres damaged in fighter attack. Two NCOs wounded.
    Aircraft A1+BT 40% damaged.

    See:
    The Battle of Britain:Then and Now.Mk.V
    Ramsey,Winston (ed.)
    London:Battle of Britain Int.Ltd.,2000.(7th imp.)
    pp.646-7.

    Col.
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    hello Col,

    Thanks for this. Armentières is quite familiar, as this is where I work, and I'm actually typing this while I'm there, on my lunch break...

    I'm actually looking for another force-landed He-111, in another village but the details are not sure, including the date.

    Cheers

    Joss

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