01.04.1941 1./KG 27 Heinkel He 111H-5 Wnr.3635 Ofw. Lorra Location: Ballyristeen, Co Wexford, Eire (Ireland) +
Mission: Attack on shipping.

Date: 1
st April 1941

Unit: 1 Staffel. /Kampfgeschwader 27

Type: Heinkel He 111H-5


Code: 1G + LH

Location: Ballyristeen, County Wexford, Eire. (Ireland)

Pilot: Oberfeldwebel. Ernst Lorra. – Captured.

Observer: Leutnant. Heinz Grau. – Captured injured in left arm.

Radio/Op: Unteroffizier. Ernst Gensen. – Captured.

Gunner: Unteroffizier. Otto Jäger. – Captured.

(Film cameraman) Sonderführer: Leutnant. Georg Flieschmann. – Captured.


After bombing tanker “San Conrado” this aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft from the escort and was then intercepted by fighters. On making landfall the pilot carried out a successful crash landing. He and his crew were all interned in Ireland. The “San Conrado” sank soon after the attack.

He 111 Waterford, Eire
The intact Heinkel pictured shortly after landing on land owned by John Halley. (via Gred)

Heinkel 2

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless. Special thanks to Lukas Gred, (Ireland) for his help in constructing this page. March 2016

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