He 111H-6 from I./KG26....code?

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  1. Lucky13

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    Is it in any way possible to find out the code for this machine, a He 111H-6, Wk. Nr. 7567, from I./KG26 other than 1H+?? It had to do an emergency landing at sea south of Svalbard, after a mission on 13.09.42. The crew was picked up by a U-boat but the U-boat never returned and they're all since then MIA.

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    Lt. Arnold Harnau (F) MIA
    Uffz. Werner Telgenwerth (B) MIA
    Uffz. Walter Kullick (Bf) MIA
    Uffz. Friedrich Trunner (Bm) MIA

    Thought that I'd try here and a Luftwaffe forum...
     
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    Just been informed that this machine had the code 1H+NK and the U-boat that picked them up was U-589.


    Sunk 14 Sept, 1942 in the Arctic Ocean south-west of Spitzbergen, in position 75.40N, 20.32E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Onslow, and depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft of the British escort carrier HMS Avenger (Sqdn 825). 44 dead (all hands lost)".
     
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    Well that could ruin your day. You crash, get picked up by a U-Boat, thinking all is OK, then a British Destroyer sinks you with Depth Charges
     
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    Jan, that's excellent info! Nicely done!
     
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    Cheers CR! I can't argue with you there H! :(
     
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    Could anyone tell me the colours of the code for this '111?
     
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    Interesting Jan as this web site has your Henkel werk number labeled as 4818 for that loss.

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    Interesting indeed mate...

    Found this at 12 O' Clock High....

    1942-09-13: U-589 rescued crew of a Heinkel He 111
    U-589 (Krvkpt Hans-Joachim Horrer) rescued the crew of a Heinkel He 111 in M.Qu. AB 3475 (approx. 75°27'N, 11°30'E, about 100 nautical miles south-west of Spitsbergen) at 1715hrs on 13 September 1942. The airmen were all lost when the U-boat was sunk with all hands the next day while operating against the convoy PQ-18.

    1942-09-13, I./KG 26, He 111 H-6, 7567, 1H+NK
    Emergency landing at sea (cause?), loss 100%
    Flugzeugführer Lt Harnau, Arnold, +
    Beobachter Uffz Telgenwerth, Werner, +
    Bordfunker Uffz Kullick, Walter, +
    Bordmechaniker Uffz Trunner, Friedrich, +


    Axis airmen rescued by German U-boats - Page 4 - Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum
     
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    Yeah Luftwaffe losses always seem to confuse me as you can find different sources with different answers. Wondering if it was a night mission as one source has the 13th as the date of lost and the other has the 14th.
     
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    My thought exactly buddy....
     
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    I had it opened, closed the thread, came back and now it won't open. He might be editing it.

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    Had it cut down and resized gentlemen....
     
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    Great find there Jan!!!!
     
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    I noticed that she's a 2./KG26 here and again #7576....
     
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    Yeah I see that, I would stick with that one then.
     
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    Any idea which colour this would make the 'N' then, should 1H+NK be correct..?
     
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