18.08.1940 6./ZG26 Messerschmitt Me 110C Wnr.3060 Ofw. Kiefel. Location: Pluckley, near Charing, Kent, England.
Mission: Attack on England.

Date: 18
th August 1940

Time: 13.40 hours.

Unit: 6 Staffel./Zerstoerergeschwader 26

Type: Messerschmitt Me 110C

Werke Nr. 3060

Coded: 3U + IP

Location: Pluckley, near Charing, Kent, England.

Pilot: Oberfeldwebel. Adolf Kiefel. – Killed.

Radio/Op: Unteroffizier. Josef Hemmersbach. – Killed.


This aircraft was shot down by Sergeant P.E.M. Robinson in a Hurricane fighter of No. 56 Squadron during a bomber escort sortie. Enemy aircraft crashed into the ground inverted and burnt out. Manufactured by M.t.t.ag.
Engines: DB 601. Markings: I in yellow. Armament: four MG 17, two 20 mm cannon, one MG 15 aft.

Note: 17.06.1941 No. 56 Squadron R.A.F. Hurricane II Z2812 P/O Robinson, killed.
Location: in English Channel. Loss can be found

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The victor, Sgt. Peter Robinson. (ARS).

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Crash site under investigation in 1940

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Note the badly burnt centre section.

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Burial detail:

Both Germans that were killed in the crash now rest at the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, England. Block 1 Graves 168 & 169.

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

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