Dornier Do 26 V-1 "Seeadler" Rombaksbotn, Narvik

Transportstaffel 9./III./KG zbV108 See P5+AH (D-AGNT) WNr.00 791 28.05 1940

The seaplanes "Seeadler" (P5+AH WNr.0791) and "Seemöwe"(P5+CH former D-ASRA WNr.0793), were attacked and destroyed just after landing in Rombaksbotn by Hurricanes of 46 Sqdn. RAF. Pilot of Dornier 26 "Seeadler": Lt.Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow.

Attacked by three Hurricanes of No. 46 Squadron RAF led by the New Zealander Flight Lieutenant P.G. Jameson (N2543 PO-C). The other two were F/O Knight (L1980) and P/O Johnson (L1798)

Both Seeadler and Seemöwe were located in Rombaksbotn, after the war. "Seemöwe" has been removed, but the fuselage and wings of "Seeadler" remain in situ.

Some components from Seeadler, including the cockpit instrument panel and a propeller, are on display at the Narvik Red Cross War Museum.

Below: the wreckage of the Destroyer "Georg Thiele". Seeadler rests on a slope at a depth of 13-24 meters in the vicinity of "Georg Thiele".

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Sildvik© kjell sørensen 30. July 2004
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The wreckage of the German Destroyer "Georg Thiele"
Dornier 26 V-3 "Seemöwe" at Sildvik.
B& W pictures from the Red Cross Museum in Narvik