Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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Do 18 werknummer 767 landed in the North Sea 5 miles off Færøerne 29/11 1939.


The aircraft belonged to. 2./ Kü.Fl.Gr 406 and was coded G.
T/O Hörnum Op: Reconnaissance


The seaplane landed 4-5 miles off the island of Suderø due to lack of fuel and by the help of one engine sailed towards land near Tveraa where they arrived at approximately 17:00 hours.

The crew of Oberleutnant zur See Manfred Kinzel, Oberfunkmeister Karl Naumann, Unteroffizier Verner W. G. Mencel and Unteroffizier Heinrich Rotte were all unharmed and were interned by the local police.

It was decided to transfer the crew to Hald near Viborg and on 14/2 1940 they arrived to Esbjerg onboard the ship “Islands Falk”.

They stayed at Hald until the German occupation of Denmark on 9/4 1940.




Sources: UA, RL 2 III/184, MH.
 

 

 

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