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    Default Heinkel 111 7/KG55 loss 13.03.1941

    13 March 1941 He111 P-2 7./KG55
    Gl+MR Wk Nr 2806 (P) Oblt. Walter Hesse
    (58246/58) Staffelkapitän PoW (O) Fw. Gottfried
    Groschopf (58246/252) PoW, (W) Ofw. Bernhard
    Manek (58246/109) killed and (FE) Fw. Helmut
    Klein (67020/54) killed. Crashed at Wood Farm,
    NE of Bramdean, Hampshire, during a mission to
    Liverpool. Shot down by P/O A.J. Hodgkinson
    and Sgt. B.E. Dye in a Beaufighter from No. 219 Sqn.

    For a time Ofw. Bernhard Manek and Fw. Helmut Klein were buried in our local graveyard. Does anybody know anything of their personal history, or indeed that of any of the others in the crews?
    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Default Heinkel 111 7/KG55 loss 13.03.1941

    Hi,

    Can I suggest that if nobody can help here the 12 O`Clock High forum may be able to help with this one.

    http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/forumdisplay.php?f=8


    Regards
    Dave.

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    (P) Oblt. Walter Hesse (58246/58) Staffelkapitän PoW
    (O) Fw. Gottfried Groschopf (58246/252) PoW,

    using www.volksbund.de

    (W) Ofw. Bernhard Manek (58246/109) killed - The above site only lists his data of birth, 22 Jul 1915, there is no place of birth listed.

    (FE) Fw. Helmut Klein (67020/54) killed. - Again, only his date of birth is listed 16 Feb 1916.

    Both are now buried in Cannock Chase cemetery.

    Sad that they cannot be easily linked to their families etc, like the CWGC (in most cases).
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks, Dave & Dennis. Will try 12 O'clock High.
    I am writing a book about our local war dead, and hope to include some personal details rather than just "name & number".

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