2./(F)SAGr.130 6I+BK 08.05 1944
Two BV 138 flying-boats had completed
a convoy-escort past Stadt.
At 08.50, on their return to Trondheim, they were attacked by four Wildcats
of Black Flight 898 Sqdn near Lepsøyrevet lighthouse. Both BV's were
shot down. 6I+EK force landed north of Hestøya.
Pilot Otto Dippel made a forced landing near the shore, south of the lighthouse. The aircraft received hits in one of the engines and started burning. Uffz.Johann Krölls, Uffz.Willy Wolf and the pilot jumped into the sea and swam ashore. Fw.Ernst Haug, the mechanic, was killed during the attack. He is buried at Havstein. Uffz.Herbert Röder was seriously injured with a bullet in the stomach. He was brought to the hospital at Ålesund and survived. The remains of 6I+BK was saved and dismanteled by the Germans.