Rolf Wenkhaus

Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Death 31 Jan 1942 (aged 24)
At Sea
Burial Body lost at sea, Specifically: Aircraft shot down off the coast of Bloody Foreland, Ireland
Memorial ID 99099538 · View Source
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Child Actor. The son of an actor, Rolf starred in his first movie at the age of 14 as the main character, Emil, in "Emil and the Detectives." Although this movie has been re-made four times, the original version that Rolf appeared in is considered the best. A couple of years later, he portrayed a member of the Hitler Youth in "S.A.-Mann Brand," a propaganda film for the Nazi party. When World War II began, Rolf joined the military, becoming part of an aircrew in the Luftwaffe. While on a mission to attack shipping vessels off the northeast coast of Ireland, the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor he was a crew member of was shot down and plummeted into the water. He was killed, along with the other five on board. The body of the pilot was the only one recovered.


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  • Created by: Eric B Stone
  • Added: 17 Oct 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 99099538
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rolf Wenkhaus (9 Sep 1917–31 Jan 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 99099538, ; Maintained by Eric B Stone (contributor 47268178) Body lost at sea, who reports a Aircraft shot down off the coast of Bloody Foreland, Ireland.