Werk Nr. 2112 (RLM)
Type T-3
Events Delivered to the Seenotstaffel 6 as KK+LC (report by the Do-24 book, Seenotstaffel 7 book reports a direct delivery to Seenotstaffel 7)
The aircraft is picked up at Kiel-Holtenau by the following crew: Leutnant Lange, Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Lange, Unteroffizier Meissner, Obergefreiter Karlheinz Lüdtke and gunner Unteroffizier Heine. The flight is full of adventure and a complete history will be up on the stories pages a.s.a.p..
April 15th 1944 transferred to Mamaia on the Romanian Black Sea coast for supplyflight to the enclosed German troops on the Krim peninsula. The aircraft becomes part of Sonderstaffel Mamaia under the command of former Seenotstaffel 7 officer Hauptmann Heinrich Guthoff.
May 9th 1944 sunk after a collision with a boat during the landing at Chersonnes. The crew were pilot Feldwebel Otto Wagner, observer Hauptmann Heinrich Guthoff, radio-operator Unteroffizier Wilhelm Behlert, Dumke, Kandolf, Guddat Baumhus and Gelhausen. All were killed. (this report comes from the Seenotstaffel 7 book which mentions the Werk Nr to be the non excisting (?) 1033, the Do-24 book mentiones the crew missing and the code to be J9+CA)
Things get more complicated as the Seenotstaffel 7 book mentiones the KK+LC to have returned to Athens on April 28th.
July 2nd 1944 the J9+CA flew from Athens to Leros with the crew of Oberfeldwebel Sommer to pick up the crew of the J9+AA which was sunk the day before.
October 1/2 (during the night) the crew of Oberfeldwebel Lange flew the aircraft to Crete to pick up soldiers in the retreat from the island. On the returnflight from Suda to Athens with 22 soldiers on board at 01:00 hours the aircraft was shot at from an English nightfighter southeast of the island Milos. gunner Feldwebel Heinz Jäger and radio-operator Feldwebel Fritz Lind were killed instantly. Due to the damage the aircraft had to be set down on the water. Shortly after the landing the aircraft sinks. The four remaining crewmembers and one army officer were able to save themselves. After 19 hours in a one-man dinghy pilot Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Lange, observer Oberfeldwebel Bernhard Fuhrmann and the mechanics Unteroffizier Meißner and Unteroffizier Karlheinz Lüdtke reached the island of Poliegos. When trying to got on the land Oberfeldwebel Fuhrmann gets wounded and drownes. The three remaining crewmembers were able to get on dry land with the help of some local people, who take them on to Milos where they get picked up on October 4th by the Do-24 of Oberfeldwebel Sommer and are flown to Athens. There they were greated by Oberleutnant Daehn with a glas of sekt.
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