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Bf 109G emergency landed near Hesselbjerg 13/6 1943.
The aircraft belonged to III./ JG 54 and was coded Black 6.
T/o Oldenburg. Op: Attack on American bombers.
The pilot Leutnant Walter Bock emergency landed the Bf 109 near Hesselbjerg 15
kilometres south of Rudkøbing on the island of Langeland at 10:00 hours due to
lack of fuel after air combat. The Bf 109 was apparently less than 10% damaged
and the pilot was unharmed.
The aircraft was taken apart by the Luftwaffe and loaded on a railway wagon at
Nordenbro railway station from where it was sent to Ofenerdiek near Oldenburg.
When it arrived it was clear that the canopy had been forced open during the
transport and the Luftwaffe complained to the Danish government demanding that
those involved should be found and punished.
An investigation was launched and it was found that the damage had been done by
members of the Wehrmacht as it was common for guards to climb the wagons and get
into the damaged aircrafts when the trains was parked in the railway stations.
Sources: LBUK, AS 25-77, KTI, Gerhard.
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