Airwar over Denmark

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Ju 88A-7 serial number 5190 crashed in the sea near Grenå 11/8 1943.


The aircraft belonged to 13./ KG 30 and was coded 4D+DX.
T/o Aalborg West. Op: Training.

From Vornæs lighthouse two Ju 88 was spotted heading north at very low level at 15:25 hrs. The first Ju 88 marked "82" passed the lighthouse while the second touched the sea approx. 500 meters south of the lighthouse. It bounched and flew on for about 100 meters before it crashed into the sea. The lighthouse passed this information on.

A very small rowing boat was sent out from the lighthouse and rescued one airman while another was swimming around. The swimmer however went down before he could be rescued. Shorty after a German patrolboat arrived and took the surviving airman onboard.

Two airmen went down with the aircraft. On 12/8 a salvage vessel arrived at brought the wreckage to surface.
 
Wop Gefreiter Gerhard Leyer was injured but made it to the boat while Pilot Unteroffizier Rudolf Wölfle, Navigator Feldwebel Siegfried Stadermann and Air gunner Gefreiter Jacob Adler lost their lives. They were laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 17/8 1943.

 


   (Flemming Hansen)

 


  (Flemming Hansen)

 




Sources: RL 2 III/1192, WASt, BF, LBUK, Directorate of lighthouses.
 

 

 

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