16.08.1940 3./St.G.3 Junkers Ju 87B Wnr.5580 Uffz. Konig. Location. Near Selsey, Sussex, England.
Mission: Attack on Tangmere aerodrome, Sussex, England.

Date: 16
th August 1940

Time: 13.00 hours.

Unit: 3 Staffel./Stukageschwader 2

Type: Junkers Ju 87B-2


Coded: T6 + HL

Location: Off B.2145, Selsey Road, Near Church Norton Junction, Sussex, England.

Pilot: Unteroffizier. Ernst Konig. 58221/? - Captured wounded.

Gunner: Unteroffizier. Josef Schmid. 58221/? Captured wounded.


Aircraft in good condition, with radiator damage, causing engine failure. Engine: Ju 211 D. The two crew were discovered by Air Intelligence personnel badly wounded in a hospital near Chichester and would not give any details

Markings: H in yellow. Crest: shield with yellow eagle on white field above black cross on red field.

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Copy of RAF Intelligence Report No. 980/1940 (Public Records Office).

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A crowd of civilians gather to see the "Stuka" that force landed a mile from the sea near Selsey.

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Two soldiers guard the almost intact dive bomber.

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