07.06.1940 Kufl.Gr.606 Heinkel He 115 Fw. Randorf. Location: Eyke Rectory, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.
Mission: Mine-laying off Harwich, England.

Date: 7th June 1940.

Time: 23.31 hours.

Unit: 3 Staffel./Küstenfliegergruppe 606

Type: Heinkel He 115

Werke/Nr. (Not known).

Code: 8L + EL (E in yellow).

Location: Eyke Rectory, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.

Pilot: Feldwebel. Paul Randorf. – Baled out, died of wounds sustained 09.06.1940

Observer: Oberleutnant zur See. Adolf van Hüllen. – Killed.

Radio/Op: Feldwebel. Ludwig Fehr. – Killed.


Took off from Norderney, for a mine laying sortie off Harwich. The aircraft crashed into an orchard and a magnetic mine exploded. The unit was ascertained from the aircraft marking, although a weather report issued from Norderney was for 3/106, a map was marked 3/706, an ID disc was for 3/406, a slip of paper marked 3/506.

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Images showing the crash site. (Parker).

Burial detail:

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All now rest in the Deutsche Soldatenfriedhof Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, England.
Plot 1. Graves 210, 219 and 226. (Brownless).

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Nigel Parker and Forscher. April 2019.
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