Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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P 38 H510 42-67084 shot down near Brøndum 5/1 1944.

The aircraft belonged to USAAF, 8 Air Force, 55 Fighter Group, 343 Fighter Squadron and was coded CY-R.
T/O Nuthampstead. OP:Kiel.

Apparently 2nd Lt Robert J. Kenning got separated from his flight and headed north up the Jylland (Jutland) peninsula. North of Fliegerhorst Grove he was attacked at 5000 meters altitude and shot down by a German night fighter JU 88C-6 piloted by Oberleutnant Rudolf Szardenings of II.NJG 3. Kenning bailed out at too low an altitude and fell to his death. The aircraft crashed at 13:00 hours between the villages of Brøndum and Næsborg some seven kilometres south east of Løgstør. The body of Kenning was found 800 metres away from the wreck with a smashed skull. On 14/1 he was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery.

His remains were disinterred on 1/5 1948 and were evacuated to the American cemetery at Neuville en Condron in Belgium by the US military. Today he rest in Hamilton, Ohio, USA.



In 1955 local people erected a memorial stone for Robert Kenning near the crash site.


Sources: RL 19/458, LBUK, Nonnenmacher file, KF, BF, Totesbescheinigung Kenning.



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