The Ghosts of KG40

| October 12, 2013

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The Ghosts of KG40

In 1987, the German crew of a Luftwaffe Tornado GR2 from RAF Cottesmore visiting RAF station Valley reported an incident which has everyone baffled to this day. Witnesses, included the two crewmen, pilot, Major Helmut Wallmüller and his electronics officer, Leutnant Franz Bartol-Skowronnek testified that the photograph shown to them on page one of the old Luftwaffe form, The Beurteilung, T/oo66, was Gefreiter Gerhard Fisher, born 14th August 1909, who died on November 1st 1940 while on a mission to attack the docks at Liverpool. Their Heinkel 111-H6, coded 4430, F8+KR of KG 40, crashed at Bodwina Farm, Bylch-y-Fen near Gwalchmai on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. They were shot down by an RAF Beaufighter night fighter flown by Flying Officer Merv Shipard, Royal Australian Air Force, and his radar operator, Sergeant Doug Oxby, RAF.

At Torbay Hospital in Devon, a man critically injured in a car crash is delirious, in his delirium he confesses, first in German then in English. Back in 1940, all the crew of the Heinkel were killed, except one, Leutnant Georg Leins, whose body was never found…

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