7./III./KG 26 1H+JP (or JR) 27.4 1940
The Heinkel bomber
took from Ålborg, Denmark at 1030.Their main target was to attack the
main road and the railway between Åndalsnes and Dombås. They were
shot down by 3 Skuas while attacking "Flamingo" in Åndalsnes.
All survived the rough crashlanding at Bjorli. Oblt. Hans- Ludwig
Steinbach and Uffz.Willi Liermann became
POW's and were brought to England. The wounded Fw. Hans Giezen
and Gefr. Kurt Sipps were brought to hospital at Åndalsnes,
they were later reunited with their own forces.
The Heinkel was probably shot down by S-Lt. G W Bronkenshea of 803 Squadron, operating from HMS "Glorious".