Cambrai-Süd asked for reports on U5+BS of III./KG 2, which had not returned from a raid.
Bf 109 RH+OE left Karlsruhe fro Reims but failed to arrive.
A Ju 88 of 3./KG 54 took off on an operation at 16.12 GMT but had failed to return to Évreux by the next day.
WL+EPT left Eindhoven at 10.00 GMT for Calais but failed to arrive.
The remains of He 59 W.Nr. 1843 were found burnt out on the cliffs near Fécamp.
Ju 88 9K+DM [4./KG 51] had not returned to Paris-Orly after an operation.
Seenotflugkommando 3 reported that Fw 58 DK+GL had been involved in an accident, apparently because of incorrect servicing.
At 14.30 GMT, II./KG 2 asked what had become of Do 17 Z, U5+__ (W.Nr. 2893) which had left St. Léger on a navigation flight (Eigenpeilnavigationsflug) at 6000 m in the area St. Léger – Abbeville – Rouen – Clairmont.
KuFGr. 706 (Stavanger-Sola) and 2./KuFGr. 406 (Trondheim) were informed that the search for the missing aircraft “L” of the latter Staffel, was being carried out the unit’s “D”, a Do 17 and a Ju 52 from Kirkenes, the steamer “Stamsund” from Vardø and a number of fishing smacks, but without success. The search aircraft were intending to spend the night at Kirkenes and D and F of 2./406 and a Bv 138 would continue searching on the 13th.
At 08.00 GMT, FW 58 NF+NO was reported missing on a flight [that day or previously?] from Étaples to Wiesbaden.
III./JG 2 reported that one of its Bf 109s had crashed at Brest-Nord and that Obltn. Falting was missing from a patrol over Cherbourg aerodrome.
Seenotflugkommando 3 (Bolulogne) was to send _V+HZ (W.Nr. 1518) to Nordrney for repair after its floats and »Kanzel« [nose-gunner’s position?] had been damaged by a trawler.
Ergänzungsstaffel KG 51 at Lechfeld was contacted regarding the crash of He 111 9K+TA. Two of its occupants had been killed, Ludwig Reisach (for whom 5./KG 51 was to provide a wreath) and Frau Charlotte Apfelbeck (wreath from the 9. Staffel).
23 October 1940
Bf 109 W.Nr. 709 force landed near Semilly, 20 km NE Chaumont, at 14.40 GMT owing to fuel shortage. It suffered minor damage which was to be repaired at the Field Aircraft Park in Reims.
to be continued …