Junkers Ju-88A6U, Werk no. 0005029
U-88 W/N 5029 was on reconnaissance and meteorology flight north of Iceland when the oil pressure on the right-hand engine started falling and the engine temperature was rising.
The Captain dropped the auxiliary fuel tanks and decided to ditch the aircraft ca 100 meters from the shore, 2 Km north of the farm Leirhöfn.
ÞJ, Mbl. Feb. 9. 2002
Nordic Aviation Aircraft Loss List
All survived. POW in USA and UK to late 1948
Josef Nowinka, Captain
Erich Hoppe, Uberfeldwebel
Karl-Heinz Reinecke, Feldwebel
Christian Doktritsch, Unter-offizer.
Junkers JU-88A6U (Modified from JU-88A4)
Werk No: 0005029 (Possibly 550029)
Operator: German Luftwaffe 1./KG 26.