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Archive Report: Axis Forces
1914-1918   1935-1945

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27.04.1944 No: 1./NJG2 Junkers JU88R-2 751076 Uffz. Johannes Ott

Operation: Patrol Ruhr area

Date: 27th April 1944 (Thursday)

Unit: 1./NJG2

Type: Junkers Ju 88R-2

Werke/Nr. 751076

Code: R4+

Location: Between Farmsen and Dingelbe, Germany

Pilot: Uffz. Johannes Ott 65050/11 Killed

W/Op: Uffz. Karl-Ernst Bisch 65050/16 Killed

Air/Gnr: Gefr. Karl Kriesche F.F.S.Kbg.T.K.64 Killed


Aircraft crashed, totally destroyed between Farmsen and Dingelbe, Germany killing all the crew.

It is thought that maybe Polish workers sabotaged the fuel - placing alcohol in the fuel tanks on the aircraft prior to its operation.

Burial details:

Unteroffizier Johannes Ott. Born on Sunday, 14th December 1919 at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Awarded the Night Fighter Operational Clasp - Son of Liselotte Ott, father of Wolfgang who was born early 1945 9 months after Johannes last furlough to Stuttgart. Mr. Doug Stoll is the son of Liselotte Ott née Eisele and then named Hans Eisele. Times and conditions were hard and Doug was then placed in an orphanage for two years. An American couple, who were childless Mr. Irwin and Ruth Stoll then adopted Doug and they changed his name. But contact was maintained with his mother for some years. Doug went to the United States Air Force Academy, class of 1971 and became a B-52 pilot (Fairchild AFB) in the 1970s and finished at Edwards AFB and have worked ever since in aviation. When his birth mother found out he was a pilot she really freaked out. But all was well, sadly Liselotte has since passed away.

Unteroffizier Karl-Ernst Bisch. Born on Monday 30th January 1922 at Oppenheim, Mainz-Bingen, Germany - no further details - can you assist?

Gefreiter Karl Kriesche Born on Thursday 15 May 1924 at Zautig now in Czech Republic - no further details - can you assist?

Information courtesy of the Kracker Archive. Further details kindly supplied by Doug Stoll as described above. Also to Fritz Braun who lives in Ulm Baden-Württemberg, Germany and contributed details to our Tom Kracker.

KTY - 15.09.2016

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Stan D. Bishop, John A. Hey MBE, Gerrie Franken and Maco Cillessen - Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, Vols 1-6, Dr. Theo E.W. Boiton - Nachtjagd Combat Archives, Vols 1-13. Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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