Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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Ju 88C-6 serial number 360308 ditched in the North Sea off Hanstholm 19/3 1943.


The aircraft belonged to 11./ NJG 3 and was coded D5+EW.
T/o Grove. Op: Feindflug.


The night fighter was ditched in Pl.Q. 8879c which is in the North Sea off Hanstholm.
The aircraft sank and was a 100% loss.

Pilot Oberleutnant Erhard Hösel and Wop Obergefreiter Alfons Kaffl was found during the morning in the sea near Thyborøn by the Vorpostenboot 1608. One was dead and one war severely wounded.

They were collected by R-Boot (Raumboot) 105 that carried the Stabsarzt and was taken to the hospital in Lemvin where the wounded man perished. Both bodies were during the afternoon taken to Fliegerhorst Rom.

They were both laid to rest in Lemvig cemetery on 23/3 1943 with a German field priest officiating at the graveside ceremony.

Engineer Oberfeldwebel Paul Keyer has no known grave.


 

 



Sources: RL 2 III/1187, BL, KLe, WASt, Marinennachrichtendienst via Jens Andersen.

 

 

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