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Bf 109G-6 serial emergency landed on the island of Ærø
The aircraft belonged to II./ JG 11 and was coded ?
T/o ?. Op: Attack on American bombers.
The aircraft believed to be piloted by Gruppenkommandeur Major Günther Specht
was seen twice to attack the bombers from below at approximately 16:00 hours.
After this it dived and made a belly landing in the moor near Bro dairy.
Rasmussen, who’s farther owned “Sognefogedgården” farm, was repairing fences in
the moor when the Bf 109 landed. By help of gestures it was made clear to Peter
that Specht wanted to use a telephone, but before they moved to Peters home,
Wehrmacht soldiers from the barracks at Oldemark arrived and took Specht to the
They also guarded the Bf 109 until a Luftwaffe recovery team arrived
under command of Wilhelm Schröder and with Willy Unger of Hammelev as second in
They placed rubber bags underneath the wings and pumped them full of
air thereby lifting the aircraft. Next the wheels were lowered and the wings
were removed. Peter Rasmussen used three horses to pull the Bf 109 over to
“Sognefogedgården” farm where it was placed in the barn until it on 9/3 was
loaded on a truck and taken away.
Sources: LBUK, JG 1/11.
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