Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Bf 110 D W.Nr. 3157 shot down in the North Sea near Newcastle in England 15/8-1940.

The aircraft belonged to 3./ZG 76 and was coded M8+SL
T/o: Stavanger Forus. Op: Escort of KG 26 and KG 30 to North Yorkshire.

The Bf 110D with the crew of Flugzeugführer Leutnant Heinrich Köhler and Bordfunker Unteroffizier Heinz Oelsner was claimed by British fighters during the afternoon of 15/8-1940 and crashed into the North Sea off Newcastle. Both crewmembers were eventually washed up in Denmark.

Leutnant Heinrich Köhler was found washed up in the tidal waters area just to the south of the Danish island of Mandø on 11/9-40. He was brought home to Ulm, Germany for burial in Ulm Neuer Friedhof.

Unteroffizier Heinz Oelsner was found washed ashore on the beach of Ballum on 10/9-1940. He was laid to rest in Ballum cemetery on 11/9-1940. In the late sixties his remains were transferred to the German cemetery in Oksbøl, Denmark.


  (Flemming Hansen)


Sources: Michael Balls, Kriegsgräberfürsorge, Steve Roberts, WaSt, Ballum Church records, John Wasco.


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