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Re: Eduard Erich Becker
« Reply #9 on: Monday 07 September 20 11:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks Karen,

Sad in a way, the Mother went to Sleepyhillock 1954 to look at taking his remains back to Germany to the family vault, however she thought the nice location and way graves were looked after that she would leave him.

The graves of him and the 3 other airmen were moved to Cannock Chase in 1963 .

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Re: Eduard Erich Becker
« Reply #10 on: Monday 07 September 20 11:54 BST (UK) »
 :( It is very sad.

Sleepyhillock sounds so sweet and gentle. In contrast to the events which led to the lads being buried there...

I've been searching for info on the family/father, but no luck yet. I'll keep trying. But as you have seen, Dave is the one who usually comes up with the important stuff.  ;D

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 07 September 20 13:20 BST (UK) »
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Re: Eduard Erich Becker
« Reply #12 on: Monday 07 September 20 13:58 BST (UK) »
http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2018/vl-kuestenflieger_1941.html

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Rank: Leutnant zur See
Name: Becker Eduard
date and place of death: 14.07.1941, Lauriston Railway St. Edinburgh
company: 1./506, B
Remarks: Absturz nach Beschuß durch Schiffsflak - Crashed after being hit by ships flak

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Re: Eduard Erich Becker
« Reply #13 on: Monday 07 September 20 14:09 BST (UK) »
Cheers again.

There were two trains of though, hit by ship anti-aircraft fire or struck by Lightning.

I pulled the weather for the areas, so ruled lightning out. Leaving Ships AA fire.

The crash was in Den of Lauriston, but RAF always reported crashes at nearest main feature.   And St Cyrus is over 100 miles from Edinburgh

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Re: Eduard Erich Becker
« Reply #14 on: Monday 07 September 20 14:11 BST (UK) »
http://www.ww2.dk/air/seefl/kflgr506.htm

When Eduard died the squadron was based in Westerland on the island of Sylt, of the coast of northern Germany. They flew Junkers 88

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_88

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Re: Eduard Erich Becker
« Reply #16 on: Monday 07 September 20 15:24 BST (UK) »
Many thanks

The info I have is it was s4+HH an A-1 Ju 88, based at Westerland as you have mentioned.

Will need to look into the  S4+ xH reference

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« Reply #17 on: Monday 07 September 20 15:47 BST (UK) »
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