Junkers JU 88 A-6U, 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.
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 88 A-6U (Modified from JU 88 A-4 )
Werk No: 0005029 (Possibly 550029)
Operator: German Luftwaffe 1./KG 26.