1./KG 40 WNr.???? F8+?H 25.05 1940
The Condor was returning from a
mission to Harstad, when it was attacked and shot down by Gloster Gladiator (N5705)
of 263 Sqdn. based at Bardufoss. Gladiator flown by F/O Grant-Ede. The Condor
made a forced landing on the shore and burned out. Pilot Oblt. Hellmuth
Schöpke and Fw. Eugen Fisher became POW's. Co pilot Oberfeldwebel Fritz Messer and Feldwebel Walter Börjesson (flight mechanic) managed
to escape. Obergefreiter Kurt Hartleben(radio operator) died
of his wounds. He is buried at Narvik War Cemetery (grave 33, block 8, row B1).
info via Günther Ott.