A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Wellow Down -
- Ju88 crash site Memorial -


Wellow Down, Isle of Wight
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

The memorial is not recorded by the War Memorials Archive.

A printed, laminated sheet, mounted on a post at the site of the crash of a Luftwaffe Ju88A aircraft, which crashed on 29th May 1941, with the loss of all four crew members, as noted below. Placed by Nigel R Watson in 2011. At the time of writing [Feb 2013], the sheet is no longer in position.

[Memorial has not been visited or recorded by Memorials in Isle of Wight team]

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Photos by Nigel R Watson.

~ In Memoriam of our former Foe ~

Obfw. R. Manigel
F/W F. Christiansen
Uffz. H. Kubler
Uffz. A. Wagemayer

who died here seventy years ago at 23.55 hrs
on 29th May 1941 when their Junkers Ju88A
7T+JH / 8240 of 3/KG606 out of Lannion,
NW France, was brought down by a patrolling
Bristol Beaufighter on their return from a
night raid in the North of England.

The resulting impact explosion and fire was
of such ferocity that oil and fire-blackened
stones are still to be seen here today.
Please respect this location.

N.R.W. - May 2011.

Further Information
Oberfeldwebel Richard Manigel, born 10 Jan 1915, Seifersdorf.
Feldwebel Friedel Christiansen, born 23 Jan 1917, Joldelund.
Unteroffizier Hans Kübler, born 31 Oct 1916, Hersfeld.
Unteroffizier Anton Wagemeyer, born 10 Dec 1914.

All four are buried at the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase, in Staffordshire

Personal information taken from the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. (German War Graves commission) website at http://www.volksbund.de/graebersuche.html

Acknowledgments :

Nigel Watson for additional information and permission to use his photographs

Page last updated : 5 February 2013 (added to website)


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