Dornier DO 17 M-1
"The Flying Pencil"


Dornier DO17 was one of the German Luftwaffe's backbone airplanes during World War Two. They served as light bombers, night fighters and reconnaissance airplanes on all fronts during the war.  One these "Flying Pencils" with werks number 2228, flying from Fornebu airport crashed in the forests north of Oslo under a flight towards Gardermoen 2. July 1942. Three men lost their lives in the accident, and was buried at the war cemetery at Alfaset outside Oslo. The battered remains of the airplane rest today north of Oslo at Hansakollen in the forest of Maridalen.

Former names:
Dornier DO17 M-1

15,8 x 18,0 x 4,6 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5,2 ton ( empty )
Oberpfaffenhofen ( D )
Fornebo ( N )
60°02'38.1"N 10°47'34.4"E

Picture: Dornier DO 17's over France in 1940
Courtesy of Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-341-0456-04

Last updated: February 2021