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Bf 109G-6 serial number 163716 crashed north of Fliegerhorst Aalborg West
The aircraft belonged to 3./ JG 102 and was coded KL+FD.
T/o ?. Op: Training.
It was early in the afternoon when Feldwebel Karl Bodek approached Aalborg from
the north at 500 metres. When over the farm „Nielsminde“ near Vadum he
collided with another aircraft and his Bf 109 lost the tail.
Bodek bailed out
but his parachute did not deploy properly and he fell to his death northwest of
The Bf 109 was a total loss.
Feldwebel Karl Bodek was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 21/10 1944.
It is believed that the other aircraft involved in the collision
crashlanded at „Gelsiggård“ farm in Hvorup. It ended up in a plantation and
burned. This have however not been confirmed from official sources.
Sources: BF, WASt via JJ.
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