Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Bf 109G-14 serial no 464240 crashed near Brabrand west of Aarhus 6/12 1944.

The aircraft belonged to Fl.Ziel.G 1 and was coded ?
T/o Germany.  Op: Transfer to Aalborg.

Unteroffizier Benno-Felix Arndt was together with another Bf 109G on a transfer flight from Germany to Fliegerhorst Aalborg when his aircraft crashed into a field belonging to „Mariedal“ farm in True near Brabrand at 14:45 hrs.
The aircraft sank into the ground and was a 100% loss.
Apparently Arndt had tried to bail out as the canopy was found on the road a short distance away from the wreckage.
The death body of Arndt was retrieved from the wreckage by 6 Russian soldiers under the command of two German.
When the body had been removed, the russians recovered what could be found from the aircraft and loaded it on a truck.

Unteroffizier Benno-Felix Arndt was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 21/12 1944.

Sources: JJ, LBUK, Michael Balss.


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