Fock-Wulf Fw 200 Condor C-4/U3Focke Wulf Fw 200C Condor 12.KG40 F8BW Edmund Daser Bordeaux 1940 02

The Incident:

The Fw 200 (stationed in Vaernes, Norway) was on a reconnaissance flight over the western part of Iceland. The Fw 200 was intercepted by two USAAF P39 fighters over Faxabay. The fighter pilots managed to damage the Fw 200, it was reported in flames heading NE from Borgarnes. The German aircraft crashes in the south west slopes of Kleppatagl (elevation 407 m) on Arnarvatnsheiði.
2 nd Lt Michael J Ingleside and 2nd Lt. Thurman F Morrison of the USAAF 33rd Fighter Squadron flying the P39´s, were credited with a victory over the Fw200C-4 and awarded Silver Stars for the achievement.

The Crew:

Bundesarchiv Bild 146 1978 043 02 Focke Wulf Fw 200 C Condor

From I./KG 40
Oblt. Heinz Godde (F) †
Ff. Mathias Franzen (F) †
Ofw. Horst Kroos (Bf) †
Uffz. Manfred Unger (Bf) †
Uffz. Alois Schwab (Ba) †
Uffz. Helmut Engelmann (Bm) †
From 1.(F)/120
Uffz. Hans Todtenhofer (Bm) †
All crew members killed.

The Aircraft:

Fock-Wulf Fw 200 C-4/U3
Wrk no. 0131
Aircraft reg.: F8+EK
Luftwaffe
Squadron/Unit: 1.(F)/120 and I./KG 40.

Details on aircraft: WikipediaYoutube

Luftwaffe aircraft loss register states that Fw 200 C-4 W.nr. 0131 went missing October 24, 1942.
The crash site was visited by stridsminjar.is on Sept. 3, 2011.
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