Emil Rödel

Emil Rödel

Birth
Death 6 Dec 1939 (aged 29)
West Beckham, North Norfolk District, Norfolk, England
Burial Great Bircham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Plot War Graves Plot 1 Row 1 Grave 4.
Memorial ID 159895704 · View Source
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An Oberfeldwebel and Beobachter [Observer] in the 3rd Staffel (Squadron) of Küstenfliegergruppe (Coastal Group) 506 he was killed when his aircraft (He115; Wn.2081; S4+BL), on a low-level night-flight, collided with the radio location mast at West Beckham before crashing onto the beach at Sheringham. The rest of the crew, Oblerleutnant zur See Wolfgang Wodtke and Oberfeldwebel Karl Ullmann, also perished, their bodies being washed ashore some time later.

Born in Schmeckendorf. The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge records his date of birth as 21 August 1910. He was buried on 9 December 1939.


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  • Created by: Forscher
  • Added: 22 Mar 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 159895704
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emil Rödel (20 Aug 1910–6 Dec 1939), Find a Grave Memorial no. 159895704, citing St Marys Churchyard, Great Bircham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England ; Maintained by Forscher (contributor 48551141) .