Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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BV 138 serial number 120 believed crashed in the Sea of Skagerak 22/8 1942.

The aircraft belonged to 1./ Küstenfliegergruppe 706 and was coded 6I+AH
T/o Aalborg. Op: Recce over the North Sea.

The BV 138 took off from Aalborg on a recce over the North Sea as far west as ½ degree west. When it did not return a search was launched but to no avail.
The aircraft is believed to have crashed in the sea of Skagerak or in the North Sea and was a 100% loss.

Pilot Feldwebel Wilhelm Kühl and 1. Engineer Feldwebel Mathias Gützloe has no known graves while Air gunner Gefreiter Erwin Ahrens today rest in Alfaset cemetery in Oslo, Norway.


       (Gravminner i Norge)


Wop Gefreiter Max Kirmse was found on the west coast of Sweden near Ulän and was laid to rest in Ulän cemetery on 3/9 1942.
After the war his remains were moved to Kviberg cemetery in Göteborg, Sweden.


   (Dieter Friedrick)


Navigator Oberleutnant Siegfried Schwarz was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 3/9 1942.


   (Flemming Hansen)


Sources: Wast, RL 2 III/762+1182, LWIS, BF, VDK.


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