Re: 400227 - Unaccounted Airmen - 27-02-1940
HELM, Hans-Joachim - GAF.
LASSNIG, Karl - GAF.
He-111H3 1H+_L of Stfkpt 3/KG26, shot down 10 mile east of Coquet Island, Northumberland by Spitfires of 152 Sqn flown by P/O J. S. B. Jones and P/O T. S. Wilblood. Three of the crew managed to escape after the Heinkel ditched, but the body of Lassnig was washed ashore at Whitley Bay on March 1st and Helm's body was receoved some days after that. See:
Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England