Damaged the props when landing on the soft "airstrip Bansö" in Adventdalen 14.06. The A/C was parked at the frozen airstrip when it was attacked, and damaged by a Catalina (VA729 "P" F/Lt.Dennis Healy) of 210 Sqdn RAF. Pilot: Lt. Heinz Wagner and Reg.Rat Dr.Hans Pabst (meteorolog) and Fw.Dimsack were all unhurt. The crew returned to Banak by He 111 H-4 code 1B+HH of Wekusta 5 on 30.06.1942. 1B+GH was then captured intact by British and Norwegian forces on 17.07.1942

F/Lt.Healy was killed on 25.September 1942 when his Catalina was attacked by a Ju.88 D-1(Oblt.Josef Hesse. 4N+FH WNr.0430 287), north-east of Vardø. WingCommander H. B. Johnson managed to land the catalina at Kildin island. The attacking Ju also received several hits and crashed in Porsangerfjord.

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Junkers Ju 88 D-5 Adventdalen, Svalbard

Wettererkundungsstaffel Wekusta 5 1B+GH WNr.0430 241 27.06 1942